Competitive Nicola McLean doesn't congratulate her sons if they come second

21 December 2018, 11:49 | Updated: 21 December 2018, 13:35

Nicola McLean doesn't congratulate her children if they come second
Nicola McLean doesn't congratulate her children if they come second. Picture: Instagram

The model believes 'you win or lose' and won't congratulate her children in 'losing'.

Nicola McLean refuses to congratulate her kids if they come second in a competition or activity.

The model, 37, who shares two sons - Rocky, 11, and Striker, 7 - with husband footballer Tom Williams, admits that she lives in a very competitive household where only winning will deserve congratulating.

Speaking on The Jeremy Vine Show, Nicola slammed schools who opt to do non-competitive sports and remove winners and losers from activity days.

She said: "I think it's a shambles that our schools are doing non-competitive sports days. You win or you lose, that's it. I don't want to hear second place, you win or you lose.

"My husband was a professional footballer, both of my sons are very competitive - they play football.

"You win or you lose. If you play a football match I don't want to hear: 'I scored two goals and I lost.' You lost. I'm not going to congratulate you for losing."

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Nicola also admitted that she's equally competitive from the sideline, and often has to refrain from getting involved in the action on the pitch.

She said: "I don't care, I get incensed. If they do a bad tackle and the ref doesn't see it, if he goes down I have to stop myself from going on the pitch to see if he's alright.

"It is probably really embarrassing so I am trying to hold it back."

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