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Peter Crouch says the proudest moment of his life was taken away from him

Joe Harker

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Peter Crouch says the proudest moment of his life was taken away from him

Former England footballer Peter Crouch has revealed that the 'proudest moment of my life' was spoiled a bit by booing from fans who should have been supporting him.

The ex-footballer was speaking to Steven Bartlett on his Diary of a CEO podcast when he was talking about the impact booing from his own team's fans had on his family.

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Let's face it, when it comes to former England footballers Peter Crouch comes across as a pretty nice guy.

It's not hard to understand why as he's got a pretty good sense of humour and seems like he knows how to have a good time, the sort of guy you'd probably like to grab a beer with.

If nothing else you could always take him dancing and ask if he's willing to give 'the robot' another go.

However, Crouch recently revealed that getting called up for England and experiencing what should have been 'the proudest moment of my life' got slightly spoiled thanks to the Three Lions fans.

Peter Crouch represented England 42 times, bagging 22 goals. Credit: Jonathan Larsen/Diadem Images / Alamy Stock Photo
Peter Crouch represented England 42 times, bagging 22 goals. Credit: Jonathan Larsen/Diadem Images / Alamy Stock Photo

Crouch explained that because of his extremely tall appearance (which he put to good use for scoring headers) he ended up getting booed by people who ought to have been supporting him.

He said: "I felt like with England I had to be superhuman, it goes back to the thing where I look different a bit, I wasn't seen as what an England striker should look like.

"I'm so proud to represent my country but I've got my sister, my mum, my dad all friends in the crowd and everyone's excited. You know, they're all talking to me before the game about it, me potentially coming on making an appearance, getting the cap, then you come on and get booed by 70,000.

"My family, my mum was in bits. The proudest moment of my life has sort of been taken away a bit because of that."

Crouch said booing from England fans affected him and his family. Credit: Allstar Picture Library Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo
Crouch said booing from England fans affected him and his family. Credit: Allstar Picture Library Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo

Crouch said he 'wasn't going to sit here and cry about it', but admitted it was 'disappointing for my family more than anything' as they'd come to see him and ended up witnessing him get booed by his own team's fans.

He said it was a 'bit of embarrassment' when he met up with his family after the match after taking abuse from the England crowd as he found himself 'apologising for doing the thing you've worked so hard to do'.

The footballer admitted that the booing was hardest on his mum, as to hear booing on her son's big day 'killed her a bit'.

Featured Image Credit: Diary of a CEO / YouTube

Topics: Football, Sport

Joe Harker
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