FORMER England keeper David James has revealed he pours BOILING WATER on his CEREAL instead of milk.
The ex-Liverpool and Manchester City keeper, 52, is known as something of a maverick – from smoking 20 cigarettes a day during his football career to becoming an avid artist.
But his latest unusual claim is one very few could get their heads around.
Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live's "In My Opinion" segment, he said: "I don't like milk… I put BOILING WATER on my cereal."
He then took a picture of his cereal which had presumably been accompanied by boiling water.
And he added: "The perfect breakfast @bbc5live #nomilk 🤣."
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Meanwhile, radio presenters Rachel Burden and Rick Edwards tried cereal with boiling water live on air and were not as disgusted as they had predicted.
When Burden and Edwards then revealed they eat Crunchy Nut "naked" [without anything else], James used it as a way of justifying his water-based approach.
He said: "You've just proved a point there. If you can eat it without milk, then there is no need for milk."
But it's safe to say there was something of a backlash to James' meal preference.
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Reacting on social media, one person said: "My thoughts are that David James is clearly a dangerous deviant and should be locked up indefinitely for his own safety.
"Boiling water on cereal. He'll be telling us he puts jam on bread next instead of butter."
Another added: "That's utter madness, milk on cereal, not water."
A third replied: "Madness. Cold milk all the way. The colder the better."
And a fourth responded: "Always milk on cereal."
James racked up 53 appearances for his country between 1997 and 2010.
At club level, he claimed a League Cup with Liverpool and FA Cup with Portsmouth.
He retired in 2014 after a spell with Indian Super League side Kerala Blasters.
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