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Arsenal fans joke ITV pundit Ian Wright won ‘Embarrassing Dad’ award for touchline antics with son Shaun at FA Cup final

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ARSENAL fans joked that Ian Wright won the “Embarrassing Dad” award at the FA Cup final as he tried to hug son Shaun on the touchline.

The duo appeared as pundits on ITV’s coverage of the showpiece Wembley clash between Manchester United and City.


Shaun Wright-Phillips jokingly made to get away from his dadCredit: Twitter / @IanWright0


The 41-year-old grinned as he evaded Ian WrightCredit: Twitter / @IanWright0


Wrighty, 59, won the ‘Embarrassing Dad’ award for his touchline escapadeCredit: Twitter / @IanWright0

While standing on the touchline alongside his boy, Wrighty tried to give Shaun a big hug in front of fans making their way to their seats.

Wearing a big grin, Wright-Phillips jokingly tried to push his dad away.

The 41-year-old laughed as he made to get away from Wright, giving a brief wave to the crowd before seeing that his old man was chasing him.

Their father-son exchange ended with both howling with laughter.

And fellow pundit, and Shaun’s ex-Man City team-mate Joleon Lescott, also laughed along.

Wrighty posted the clip to his Twitter account, captioning it: “You are never too old to hug me in front of your friends!!!”

Alongside laughing emojis, one fan responded: “And the “Embarrassing Dad” Award goes to…”

While a second related, writing: “I have this struggle with my little one every day!”



Arsenal fans joke ITV pundit Ian Wright won ‘Embarrassing Dad’ award for touchline antics with son Shaun at FA Cup finalCredit: Twitter / @IanWright0

A third tweeted: “Love it!”

And another added: “Just like my boys.”

Wright, 59, and Shaun made history earlier this month by becoming the first father-son punditry duo to appear on Match of the Day.

Introducing them, host Gary Lineker said: “We’ve got a Wright pair in the studio, Ian and Shaun. Welcome Shaun.”


The father-son duo recently appeared on Match of the Day togetherCredit: BBC

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