Kyle Walker made a mistake in his personal life, he is human after all. But that mistake shouldn’t cost him the captain’s armband at Manchester City. The City captain and his future in the role has been a topic of discussion since his revealing exclusive interview with the Sun.
The future of Kyle Walker continuing as Manchester City’s captain was highlighted on talkSPORT earlier today. Hosts Jeff Stelling, Ally McCoist and Shebahn Aherne debated whether Walker was a good leader for Manchester City. The full clip can be seen below.
By revealing his private life in a public forum the City captain has opened himself up to added scrutiny. It is part and parcel of being an elite footballer. Given the nature of the scandal involving Walker and his choices off the pitch, it will divide opinion. Some sections believe that Walker should stripped of the captain’s armband while others believe he should stay in the role.
The role of Manchester City captain is voted on by the City players as revealed by Manchester Evening News reporter Simon Bajkowski. If the players and Pep Guardiola are happy for Kyle Walker to continue in the role that should be the end of the discussion. In the clip below which was shared by Sam Lee, it appears clear what Pep Guardiola thinks of the City captain.
That’s called support for your player. Walker very good second half pic.twitter.com/KMV7VqNI3L
— Sam Lee (@SamLee) January 13, 2024
So, while Kyle Walker and his off-field behaviour deserve scrutiny after his interview with the Sun, it shouldn’t cost him the captain’s armband. Additionally, he is highly regarded by Pep Guardiola and his teammates, and if they are happy for him to remain in the role, that should be the end of the discussion.