A Mayhill teenager has admitted that he can’t fight his desires anymore and he plans to become a goalkeeper.
14 year old Frankie Bowen sat his family down last night to break the news, after his Mum found Roger Freestone’s biography tucked behind the chest of drawers in his bedroom.
Frankie said: “I suppose I’ve known for years but I’ve been in denial. I’ve been masquerading as a winger, but it’s just not who I am.
“I’ve been locking myself away in my room and putting on goalie gloves, pretending to shout at defenders at make believe corners and having my haircut like David James.
“It was scary admitting this to my family, but I feel really liberated.”
Frankie’s Dad Pete said: “I want to support Frankie but I just can’t understand why anyone would want to be a goalkeeper.
“What am I supposed to tell our family and friends? It’s not like I can hide it, they wear different jerseys to the rest of the team. Why do they have to be so ‘out there’ with their lifestyle choice?”
Frankie’s Mum Theresa added: “I used to watch him when he was younger and I kind of knew, call it Mother’s instinct.
“In his first ever training session he picked the ball up and threw it. Then the ball went threw his legs and he blamed everyone else for his error, so there’s been signs since day one.”
Frankie added: “Now it’s all out there I can finally be who I want to be.
“Mum’s even taking me down the club shop tomorrow to buy me a Fabianski shirt.
“I’m sure Dad will get over it soon, I even noticed from his internet history that he’d been researching goalkeepers, but he had spelt ‘Seaman’ wrong.”
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