Danny Rose has joked he put the hat he wore on his infamous Super Sunday appearance straight in the bin following fans’ reactions.
The former Tottenham joined Sky Sports to offer his insight on their key clash with Newcastle in April.
But the star’s outfit choice quickly saw him compared to singer Cheryl Cole, as he rocked a baker boy hat and padded, military style jacket whilst on punditry duty.
The ex-England international’s look was reminiscent of former Chelsea star Ashley Cole’s ex-wife’s outfit in the music video for her hit song ‘Fight For This Love’, which saw her rock a military hat and jacket.
With Rose alongside Alan Brazil and Gabby Agbonlahor on talkSPORT, the Breakfast team saw the perfect opportunity to get him to talk about the famous hat, playing the tune as the show came back from a break.
Rose and Agbonlahor instantly began cracking up as the song blared out, but it was Alan Brazil who first addressed the elephant in the room.
“I’ve just seen the picture Dan, I’ve got to come clean,” co-host AlaN Brazil said. “You look like a secret policeman from Doctor Zhivago, you know the old communist days. Have you seen him?
“Or someone from, what’s his name, Captain Scarlet!”
“What from Thunderbirds?!” Rose laughed.
“No I think it was the Mysterons, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons!” Brazil replied.
Rose then turned to co-host and ex-Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor and said: “I’m surprised I didn’t get a message from you Gabby actually!”
“I knew you’d be getting stick!” Agbonlahor replied with a smile. “I thought ‘I’m not going to’, I’ve seen how angry this guy is. Don’t be fooled by his laugh, Al.
“We played table tennis right, this guys chasing me!”
Trying to contain his laughter, Brazil said: “Oh dear. Dan, what was all that about? Was that a fashion statement, or just normal?”
It’s fair to say Rose – who most recently had his Watford contract mutually cancelled in 2022 and has since turned to punditry – didn’t quite expect the backlash.
“No, I thought I looked alright if I’m honest that day!” he smiled. “It weren’t until on the way back from the game. My phone was just off the radar.
“I was getting battered by everyone!”
Still laughing, he continued: “Nobody was commenting on how I did on the punditry, it was just photos, I got one of Janet Jackson and then Cheryl Cole.
“That hat went straight in the bin!”
Rose spent his youth career with Leeds before signing for Spurs in 2006. He went on to make 214 appearances for the north London outfit before making a permanent switch to Watford in 2021.
He also earned 29 caps for his country between 2016 and 2019. He has been without a club since last September.
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