CHLOE Goodman has slammed her sister Lauryn's ex Kyle Walker for "bullying" his one-year-old son Kairo by refusing to add his name to personalised football boots.
The 30-year-old footballer sparked backlash when he showed off the shoes on his Instagram page, emblazoning his other three children's names and dates of birth on the side.
Lauryn gave birth to their son last April, with the pair embroiled in a fling in 2019 while he was briefly separated from partner Annie Kilner.
At the weekend, Manchester City's Kyle proudly showed off his new boots with the names of his and Annie's children, Riann, Reign, and Roman, on the side.
Now Chloe has leapt to her one-year-old nephew's defence on Instagram, with Lauryn admitting on her own story that she was "a wreck" so "physically couldn't" do a video post herself.
However, the heartbroken mum did pen a lengthy caption alongside an edited photo of the boots that had Kairo's name added alongside Kyle's other kids.
Sharing the image to her Story, 27-year-old Chloe wrote: "@PumaFootball I think you made a mistake with @KyleWalker 2's boots, he has four sons…
"Absolutely disgraceful for Kairo to see this when he is older… Literally bullying a one year old, no need to publicly do this to an innocent child."
Paying loving tribute to the snubbed baby, the devoted auntie went on: "Baby boy, you are a huge, beautiful blessing to everyone who loves you.
"I'll never allow you to feel like you don't belong. Babies are a blessing, I'll never accept bullying innocent children."
Chloe then opened up in a lengthy video addressing the situation, calling Kyle's actions "vile" as she questioned why he felt the need to show off the boots online.
She told followers: "I just think that a lot of things should be kept private, especially when it comes to children.
"Doing what he's done is disgraceful and going to really cause of lot of issues to Kairo when he's older, and to do that to a one-year-old is vile.
"I don't personally want Kyle in Kairo's life but that's my opinion, I'm aware Lauryn is his mum and Kyle's his dad and they'll make their own decision."
She went on: "Publicly bullying a one year old and isolating them… When they're older now we're going to repair any issues that child has because of what's publicly been done to them.
"If things aren't publicly out there Kairo can't be hurt, he can't see those things so it's fine."
Chloe added her concern that Kyle's public antics could "cause issues for him mentally when he grows up", but added that Kairo is "loved and protected" by everyone in the family.
She also defended Lauryn's decision to give her son Kyle's surname, hinting that there was more behind that process than fans are aware of as she reminded followers that Kairo has two parents.
Lauryn previously addressed the football boots scandal on social media, addressing her son directly in a moving Instagram post.
She wrote: "Refuse to be Abused @kairowalker . In a time where mental health has been at the forefront showing the implications and damages it can cause. Your 'father's' latest post has absolutely shocked not only me, but everyone to the core.
"Things posted to the internet are there forever and Kairo has been abused by you & your partner for far too long. He is 1 years old. He is an INNOCENT baby. No matter anyone’s opinion on me. Kairo has done NOTHING & he does not deserve any of this let alone publicly.
"I speak for the many women that are silenced. Believe me when I say, there are SO many more women in my situation. More than you could ever imagine and a LOT of women have dm’d me finding comfort in me not being silenced. They praise me for standing my own ground and not hiding Kairo. Why should he be hidden?
"To give you a quiet life? Never. There is keeping him private for his own protection (which is needed after the lies & stories that have been sold from your partner) and then there is ignoring his existence. The latter will never happen. He is not going anywhere. Get used to it. 👑 Kairo Walker."
She added: "You chose me to be your mum. To fight your corner. I’ve got you son. I will NEVER let you down. 💙✨"
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