A 10-YEAR-OLD football fan has grudgingly hung a poster of James Milner on his wall.Moderately excited
Manchester City fan Wayne Hayes audibly sighed as he removed a glossy A3 image of Mario Balotelli and applied Blu-Tac to a picture of Milners inexpressive face.
Hayes then began preparing an essay for school on what he wants to be when he grows up, making laboured, half-hearted assertions that hed like to follow in Milners footsteps.
Hayes said: He plays for Man City and England, so I suppose hes my hero.
I probably should see if I can get him to autograph something for me or ruffle my hair good-naturedly.
If I could have a commendable, solid career like Milners I would be very happy, I guess.
Although his face remained motionless, Milner insisted that he was deeply moved by Hayes newfound, resigned adulation.
He said: Its nice to be seen as a role model. If I were capable of it, Id give a little bashful smile.