Man City told to act over Kyle Walker captaincy after admissions about second child with Lauryn Goodman

The England defender was named captain following Kevin De Bruyne's early-season injury.
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There are calls for Kyle Walker to be stripped of the Manchester City captaincy after the England defender’s apology to his pregnant wife after fathering a second child with another woman. 

Walker has “owned up” to his mistakes in an interview with The Sun, saying sorry to wife Annie Kilner who he has three children with and is expecting a fourth. They are spending time apart however after he fathered a second child with model Lauryn Goodman.

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It has led to calls in some quarters for Walker to have the armband taken off him having been handed the responsibility following Kevin De Bruyne’s early-season injury. City confirmed earlier this month that he would keep the captaincy even on the influential Belgian’s return to action. 

Given Monday’s revelations, it does not sit well with some however. talkSPORT presenter Shebahn Aherne said: “What does Pep do? Does he give him the captaincy again? He’s not a good leader, he’s not a good example, he’s a poster boy.” 

Fan X account @City_Chief said: “We are calling for the immediate resignation of Kyle Walker as Captain. This is unacceptable behaviour and goes against our club values!”

@BlueFanFromHull also posted: “Children will be looking at Kyle Walker as a role model and when they see his off field antics. What a professional to look up at! Time for a change in captaincy and sit down with Kyle and the club to address these personal issues.”

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Walker told The Sun: “What I’ve done is horrible and I take full responsibility. I made idiot choices and idiot decisions. I can’t begin to think or imagine what Annie is going through. I’ve tried to ask her but there’s pain and hurt.

“The only person to blame is me. I have roles and responsibilities that I’m aware of and I’ve made stupid choices. But I need to own up to my mistakes — I owe it to everyone.”

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