Ex-Claret Rodriguez marries his Burnley sweetheart

Jay Rodriguez married his Burnley sweetheart Simone Lee

Jay Rodriguez married his Burnley sweetheart Simone Lee

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Burnley-born England footballer Jay Rodriguez sealed his very own Match of the Day when he married his sweetheart Simone Lee.

The Southampton striker married Burnley girl Simone (27) at Eaves Hall near Clitheroe surrounded by family and friends.

Jay Rodriguez dressed up as his mum whilst his pals dressed up as his dad on his stag do

Jay Rodriguez dressed up as his mum whilst his pals dressed up as his dad on his stag do

The former Claret, who attended Barden High School, first enjoyed a stag do in Ibiza where his pals posed with face masks of his dad Kiko while Jay was forced to dress as his mum Carol.

Proud dad Kiko said: “The wedding was an absolutely lovely day and everyone is so happy for Jay and Simone.

“Simone is a great girl and the pair have been dating for more than four years. It was a fantastic occasion.”

Down-to-earth Jay chose his brother Joseph and childhood pals Harry Blackburn and Ben Bull as his best men.

The wedding was an absolutely lovely day and everyone is so happy for Jay and Simone

Kiki Rodriguez

Former Claret and Saints team-mate and current Swansea City player Jack Cork was also among the guests.

Jay and Simone, who live in Romsey, enjoyed a honeymoon in Venice before the talented striker made his return to pre-season training.

The 25-year-old, who has one England cap, made a £7m. move to Southampton in 2012 but was beset by serious injuries last season.

Left to right Harry Blackburn, Jay Rodriguez, Ben Bull and Joseph Rodriguez

Left to right Harry Blackburn, Jay Rodriguez, Ben Bull and Joseph Rodriguez