BLUEBIRDS striker Steve Thompson has a new and personal FA Cup final song for Cardiff City.
A video of Thompson singing “Do The Ayatollah”, backed by his Cardiff City team-mates, was shown during a club dinner at the Vale of Glamorgan Hotel and Country Club after the 3-0 win against Barnsley.
“Thommo” sings and plays the guitar, but says: “This is not a rival song to James Fox.
“The only reason we have a video of us performing my song is down to James.
“He gave me the opportunity to play my song and I thank him for that.
“It’s something I will remember for the rest of my life.
“We are 100% behind James and his FA Cup final song. He will get to number one, while mine is a personal thing for the boys.”
The first version of Do the Ayatollah was written on the team bus as City travelled back to South Wales from their semi-final success at Wembley Stadium.
“We had all had a wee drink and the lads suggested we come up with a song,” said Thompson.
“I sat with Kevin McNaughton and wrote it and we were delighted, but next morning I got the paper we had written it on out of my jeans pocket and realised it wasn’t great.
“The players were all asking me about it and I thought I’d better come up with something better. I didn’t think anything would come of it until James Fox offered us the facilities to record the song.”
The lyrics to Do the Ayatollah include “Put your hands over your head and shout – aloud... and proud!”
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