Steve McManaman seen wearing infamous white FA Cup suit at local Tesco ​



Ahead of the FA Cup final this Saturday, former Liverpool player, Steve McManaman, has been seen wearing his infamous white suit during a shopping trip to Tesco.

Living up to their “Spice Boys” reputation in 1996, McManaman and his teammates arrived at Wembley dressed in all white; an act which damaged Liverpool Football Club for decades to come and has been airbrushed from club records ever since.

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However, after multiple newspaper injunctions and numerous senior executives denied it ever happened, Paddy Power News can exclusively reveal white-suit-gate has returned.

“Yes, we can’t hide it any longer, Steve has a real problem with terrible clothing,” confirmed McManaman’s wife, Victoria, in a heartbreaking interview.

“I recall the first time I found him wearing it again, the shock was so severe that I went into denial for a few years.

Liverpool footballer John Barnes at Wembley Stadium before the F A Cup Final, 11th May 1996. The team members wore white Armani suits and red striped ties for the occasion. Liverpool lost the match 1-0 to Manchester United. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

“From then on, whenever it happened, I just pretended not to see it.

“It was only when I came home to find David James, Neil Ruddock and Robbie Fowler all in my front room in their own white suits, blaring out a rendition of Wannabe by the Spice Girls on our karaoke machine that I knew I had to address the problem.

“Nobody expects to come home from work and find their husband dressed head to toe in something like that.

“You read about this type of thing in Dear Diedre, but you never expect it to happen to you. All I wanted was a normal life.”

Victoria was very pleased to tell Paddy Power News that Steve is in a “much happier place” after joining a group of other celebrity white suit offenders, including Rio Ferdinand, the Backstreet Boys, and Tom Hanks from BIG.

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 18: General view of the new steps at Wembley Stadium on April 18, 2021 in London, England. 4000 local residents have been permitted to attend the match as part of the government’s Events Research Programme, which will study how to safely hold major events once coronavirus lockdown measures are lifted. (Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images)

“Once a year on FA Cup final day he is allowed to wear the suit without any judgement,” continued Victoria.

“I would prefer he stays inside the house, but if he wants to go to Tesco, the pub, or is asked to do match commentary and needs to go along to Wembley, that’s fine – though he needs to understand that we can’t protect him from what Fletch, Robbie Savage or Chris Sutton might say about his shocking fashion sense.”


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