ELTON JOHN’S kids will lead his beloved Watford out for the FA Cup final against Manchester City.
Zachary, who is a promising young player in the Hornets’ academy, and his brother Elijah will walk out with the players at Wembley.
Getty Images – Getty2 Elton John will not be at Wembley to see his beloved Watford take on Manchester City but sons Zachary and Elijah will lead the Hornets out
Rex Features2 Sir Elton John with partner David Furnish, plus sons Zachary and Elijah, have walked out at Vicarage Road – now the kids will do at Wembley
Elton, who is Watford’s president, can’t make the final because he is playing a gig in Copenhagen.
Instead he has wangled it so that Zachary, eight, and Elijah, six, can lead them out for Saturday’s showpiece event.
Elton was owner and chairman of Watford when they last reached the FA Cup final against Everton under Graham Taylor in 1984.
He was in tears when he watched them walk out of the tunnel ahead of their 2-0 defeat against Howard Kendall’s side at the old stadium.
Although he cannot be there himself for their FA Cup final return 35 years later, it will be a proud moment when his kids walk out on to the hallowed turf.
Elton's Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour hits Denmark on the same evening as his beloved team’s bid for glory.
And when the Hornets booked their place in the final, stars like keeper Ben Foster teased him about his upcoming absence.
Foster said at the time: “It’s no dilemma. He should cancel right now.
“I have loads of people I know who have weddings for that day and stuff.
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t is their own fault, d*ckheads, don't book a wedding in the summer for Cup final day!
“I don't think you could have predicted this at the beginning of the season. But as the season wore on it became obvious we had the chance of doing something.
“So Elton you just need to cancel, sorry guys.”