I’d like to wish Harry Redknapp a happy birthday, since he turned 72 on Saturday. And speaking of Harry Redknapp...
Ramble of the Day
It hasn’t always been true, but since Harry Redknapp’s title-winning trip to the jungle on I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, he’s become one of the few people who I’ve decided that somewhat major updates are relevant to me. That means that when I found out that Redknapp has an Instagram that he regularly updates for the content that I and others like me would like, I got very excited.
Now, Redknapp’s Instagram is very obviously curated, and he might have someone else running it. That doesn’t make it less enjoyable, considering it’s essentially all about Redknapp in the post-I’m a Celebrity world.
Obviously, he posts a ton of photographs of his reunions with his I’m a Celebrity friends:
He also posts pictures of him and his family, and particularly his wife Sandra, which does three things: it makes him seem normal, gives people that enjoy football pictures of Jamie Redknapp if they want them, and give fans of I’m a Celebrity more Sandra Redknapp content.
There are some pictures of him on the BT Sport set, his dogs, promoting charities, and doing advertisements mixed in with the other content. Redknapp’s clearly enjoying a new celebrity life and taking advantage of the Instagram account he seemingly created to be part of the show. It’s a classic example of distant famous person proves he’s personable and human, but there are some very amusing and likable parts of the person viewers got to know. The BBC did a good job of explaining this back in November while Redknapp was still in the jungle.
Remembering his I’m a Celebrity stint now, it’s hard not to want Redknapp to enjoy his second shot at fame, and perhaps his first genuine one in the internet age. A quick YouTube search of “harry redknapp i’m a celeb” will do it for you if you haven’t gotten there already, because outside of the silly football stories, he’s a seemingly fun guy who’s into living his best life by doing sweetly ordinary things.
tl;dr: Harry Redknapp’s on Instagram!
Links of the Day
CONMEBOL has rejected US Soccer’s suggestion of a joint tournament between them and Concacaf in 2020.
Harry Kane spoke with sports psychologist Dr. Steve Peters for a series of short videos about mental health as part of a campaign with men’s personal care manufacturer Harry’s.
Today’s longer read: Robert Silverman on the New York City FC supporters group’s that has aligned itself with fascism and the contrasting efforts of other supporters and the club to address it for HuffPost