Dad who played Football Manager game while ‘super grumpy’ wife gave birth names son after Wayne Rooney
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A dad who decided to play Football Manager while his wife was in labour has named his son after former Manchester United player Wayne Rooney.
His other-half must be the most laid back woman on the planet!
In his defence, Glenn says he did try and offer his partner some support during her contractions but she wasn’t interested.
So, while the new parents were eagerly awaiting the little fella’s arrival, Glenn decided to whip out his laptop and load up his favourite game to kill some time while Danielle got on with the altogether more difficult task of giving birth across the other side of the room.
The pair went to hospital at 12:35am and newest family member, Jack Rooney Walton, arrived at 1:33am - meaning Glenn had just under an hour to get his Football Manager fix.
Glenn said: "She was super grumpy with the contractions and no matter how much help I offered, she kept snapping at me. I had my laptop in my overnight bag to do some work, but I thought it's time for Football Manager while she calms down.” Oh yeah, of course.
Glenn continued: "He was born so quick - I only had time to sell Conor Gallagher from my Chelsea team to Juventus before the nurses called me over to help with the push.
"Danielle didn't see that I was on it until it got shared thousands of times and she laughed her head off when she saw.
"I've received lots of funny messages about 'acquiring a new youth player' and lots of men were tagging their pregnant wives asking if they could bring their laptops to hospital."
Glenn, who runs a football academy, says the beautiful game is his number one passion - and he’s not messing.
All four of his children have names that link to former United players, and his new arrival was of course no exception.
As well as Jack Rooney, Glenn is also proud dad to Kennedy Beckham Walton, 11, who is named after David Beckham; Kai Busby Walton, seven, who got his middle name from Sir Matt Busby; and Charlton Best Walton, four, whose name is a mash up between Bobby Charlton and George Best.
Welcome to the team, little Jack!