Manchester City star Raheem Sterling recently realised that he inherited his bizarre running style from his mum.
The Etihad winger has been teased about it over the years — with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard filmed appearing to take the mickey last season.
Others have claimed Sterling runs like Velma from the cartoon Scooby-Doo.
But Sterling now believes his unusual gait comes from his mother Nadine.
He told TalkSPORT: “My mum went to my little brother’s sports day. She sent me a clip of her running — and I thought, ‘OK, that’s where I get it from’.
“I’d never seen her run before. So it’s my mum — don’t laugh!
“Before my mum had my sister she was in the Jamaican athletics team.
“I don’t think my running style is something I would like to pass on though — I will just take all of everyone else’s laughter on myself.”
Sterling has come into his own this season, and is one of the first names on Pep Guardiola’s team-sheet.
And he has some advice for up-and-coming talent – and it’s not great reading for clubs from the capital.
He added: “I’d probably say leave London, be in isolation, have a small area for yourself, not too many friends, just isolation to know what you are doing, training, food, back home.
“Make football your life. I left London and was just alone with the family I was put with.
“In football you can get caught up in your friends or whatever but the isolation is important.”
Sterling came through the youth teams at QPR before getting a dream move to Liverpool.
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