Cole Palmer 'can't stop seeing' video of him singing Jamaican reggae

Chelsea and England star Cole Palmer admits he ‘can’t stop seeing’ viral video of him singing Jamaican reggae dancehall song, as he opens up on his West Indies roots

  • Palmer will be targeting making his England debut in the Euro 2024 qualifiers 
  • The Chelsea star qualifies for Saint Kitts and Nevis through his father Jermaine
  • It’s baffling why Guardiola sold Palmer to a rival club – It’s All Kicking Off 

Chelsea star Cole Palmer has admitted he keeps seeing a viral video of him singing Jamaican reggae as his profile soars following his superb start to life at Stamford Bridge.

Palmer has hit the ground running since joining Chelsea for £42.5million in the summer from Manchester City, scoring four goals and providing four assists in 11 matches.

The midfielder’s start has been rewarded with a call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad, with his elevation from the Under-21s coming after he scored a stoppage time equaliser against his former club in a dramatic 4-4 draw.

Palmer was asked at an England press conference about a viral clip of him singing a Jamaican reggae dancehall song Clarks by Vybz Kartel.

He revealed his sister had encouraged him to feature in the video, which includes his boots displaying the St. Kitts flag, with the clip now repeatedly shared by fans when he performs well for Chelsea.

Chelsea star Cole Palmer admits he keeps seeing a viral video of him singing Jamaican reggae

Palmer revealed his sister had encouraged him to perform the song as part of a TikTok trend

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‘Me and my sister was in the house one day and there was a TikTok trend going around, people were singing songs and stuff,’ Palmer said.

‘My sister said “Come and sing this song”, so I was like “Alright sweet will do”.

‘Because on my boots it has the St. Kitts flag and the England flag, my sister wanted to make sure the St. Kitts flag got in.

‘She posted it and it stayed quiet for a while to be fair and then one day I saw it everywhere and now I can’t stop seeing it.’

Palmer previously revealed he has the St Kitts flag on his boots as a tribute to his dad Jermaine and his family, who are from the Caribbean nation.

The Chelsea and England star said his father, a former footballer, played a major role in his early development as a player.

‘Without my dad I probably wouldn’t be a footballer,’ Palmer said.

‘He did numerous hours with me every night, working with me to try and make me a professional footballer. And yeh I am trying to repay him as much as I can.

Dad Jermaine’s heritage means Palmer also qualifies to play for Saint Kitts and Nevis 

Palmer will be hoping to make his England during in the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers

‘I got the message about my England call-up right after the match. My phone was going crazy as I have City fans who are my mates and I have family and stuff.

‘But then I read it and read it again. It was confirmed. I rang my dad straight away and he was with my mum so I told them. They were buzzing.’

In an article for the Players Tribune last year, Palmer referred to his dad as being ‘Pep [Guardiola] before I met Pep.’

Palmer credited his father for him becoming obsessed with football and helping him learn to use his skill despite being small for his age at youth level.

He will be hoping to make his England debut during the international break, with Southgate’s side facing Malta and North Macedonia in their final Euro 2024 qualifiers.

Palmer had claimed he initially thought his England call-up was a ‘blag’ after injuries led to his inclusion in the senior squad.


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