Neville Southall: ‘I’ve got a bit of flak because I stick up for sex workers’ | Donald McRae

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The former Wales and Everton goalkeeper discusses LGBT issues, Theresa May, skeletons, the agony of Loris Karius and why he really dislikes Piers Morgan

Doubt settles over Neville Southall like a brooding cloud on an otherwise sunny afternoon in Liverpool. Before he begins talking animatedly for two hours about sex workers, mental health, skeletons, transgender issues, Theresa May, the agony of Loris Karius, the hounding of Raheem Sterling, why Piers Morgan is “a massive cock”, how to annoy Vladimir Putin, the World Cup and his dream of uniting disenfranchised people, Southall is on the brink of cancelling this interview.

This should be a stress-free day back on Merseyside for the former Everton and Wales footballer, who was arguably the world’s best goalkeeper for a while in the 1980s, as he takes a break from his consuming job at a special needs school in Ebbw Vale. Before he became a celebrated footballer, Southall had been a hod-carrier, a binman and a cleaner. So it is not surprising that, aged 59, he should now work at a pupil referral unit – offering education for children excluded from mainstream schools.

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Written by Donald McRae
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/04/neville-southall-flak-sex-workers-lgbt-issues under the title “Neville Southall: ‘I’ve got a bit of flak because I stick up for sex workers’ | Donald McRae”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.