Jack Grealish's dad wore his son's Aston Villa Wembley shirt all day

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Kevin Grealish told BBC Radio Five Live that he did the school run on Monday in his son's FA Cup semi-final top.

The father of Aston Villa wonderkid Jack Grealish has revealed on BBC Radio Five Live that he wore his son’s sweat-stained shirt from Wembley to do the school run.

Kevin Grealish spent all day Monday in the match-worn top following Villa’s FA Cup semi-final win over Liverpool.

Grealish senior said in an interview with Radio Five Live on Monday night that he decided to wear the 19-year-old’s shirt around Solihull to display his pride in his son’s achievements, before he gets the jersey framed.

He put it on Monday morning and wore it while he dropped Jack’s sisters Kiera, 13, and Holly, 11, off at school.

“I came downstairs this morning and Jack had left his top on the sofa so I decided to do the school run in it,” Kevin said.

“When they got back the players went out for a little celebration and a few drinks so Jack being Jack he just left it lying around.

“I thought I’ll have a bit of fun around town wearing that. It’s a bit smelly, but that’s the sweat of hard graft. It’s was a brilliant day for the Villa and a brilliant day for the family.

“After I’ve worn it to wind up some of the Blues fans and Albion fans in my gym and in my local pub I’m getting to get it framed so we’ve got a memento of a great game.”

Grealish had a starring role in Villa's 2-1 win at Wembley, playing a part in Christian Benteke’s equalising goal and then setting up Fabian Delph for the winner.

Kevin watched the semi-final in a Wembley executive box with Jack’s mum Karen and their other son Kevan.

“We were up in the box and when Jack walked in after the match we all had a big hug and started crying," he recalled.

“It was such a lovely moment because we know he has worked so hard to get where he is.”

The replica shirt drew plenty of interest at Kevin’s gym in the Midlands town, while he said his phone has been ringing non-stop with messages from friends and well-wishers.

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