Competitive mum says she REFUSES to congratulate her kids if they come second
By Practical Parenting team
December 26 2018
British glamour model Nicola McClean has admitted she doesn’t congratulate her children if they don’t come first when playing sport.
Appearing on Channel 5’s Jeremy Vine show, the self-professed competitive mum, who is married to ex-footballer Tom Williams, says she believes you either “win or you lose.”
Nicola is mum to Rocky, 11, and Striker, seven, and says she also has to stop herself from running onto the pitch when her children are playing sports.
“I live in a very competitive household, my husband was a professional footballer, both of my sons are very competitive, they play football,” she said.
“If you play a football match I don't want to hear ‘I scored two goals and I lost,’ you lost. I'm not going to congratulate losing.”
At one particular game the 37-year-old was handed the FA rules on sportsmanship, which she said was extremely embarrassing, but still hasn’t deterred her.
“I don't care, I get incensed. If they do a bad tackle and the ref doesn't see it, if he goes down I have to stop myself from going on the pitch to see if he's alright.
“It is probably really embarrassing so I am trying to hold it back.”