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Footballer Jamie Redknapp reveals daily texts trying to bring him to Christianity

Wed 02 Nov 2016
By Antony Bushfield

Former footballer and TV presenter Jamie Redknapp has revealed another sportsman tries to convert him to Christianity every day.

Ivory Coast international Emmanuel Eboué - also famous for a stint at Arsenal - sends him texts about God every morning, he said.

Speaking on Sky 1's A League of their Own, he said he knew Eboué through his son's football team.


"Can I honestly tell you... he wants me to become a Christian and he keeps sending me these messages about turning to God," he said.

"I don't even know him and every day I get a thought for the day."

Host James Corden, who was brought up in a Christian family but has since distanced himself from the faith, asked Redknapp to read one of the thoughts for the day.



The footballer replied: "Do you think that you've failed, that you've failed your life? With God it is never too late to make a new start."

"Why's he picking on me?" He joked.

Corden replied: "He's got a point. I like it, I like his vibe."

Eboué, 32, signed for Sunderland in March but hasn't played since he was handed a one year ban for failing to pay a former agent.

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