Mike Tindall's soccer gift for baby

Mike Tindall plans to buy Britain's Prince William's new baby a Leeds United shirt, even though the prince supports Aston Villa.



Mike Tindall plans to buy Britain's Prince William's new baby a Leeds United shirt.

The former rugby player - who is married to William's cousin Zara Phillips - played for Gloucester when the prince and his wife Duchess Catherine's son Prince George was born 21 months ago so gifted him a team jersey, and plans to follow on the sporting theme when the couple welcome their second child into the world by presenting him or her with a replica shirt from his favourite soccer side.

He told talkSPORT host Colin Murray: "I got [George] a Gloucester shirt - I think this time it's going to have to be a Leeds United shirt."

However, the gift might not go down well with the baby's father as William is a devoted Aston Villa fan.

In a message to mark the Football Association's 150th anniversary in 2013, William joked: "When Villa thrash Man U at Villa Park, my son will be there."

Just one month after those comments William attended a game at Villa Park between the home side and Sunderland but unfortunately he didn't witness any goals and the tie ended in a 0-0 draw.

However, William shouldn't be so sure his kids will inherit his passion for the Midlands side as his own father, Prince Charles, is a Burnley supporter.

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