Friday, June 08, 2018

"It's all about uniting people"

Gary Lineker has (quite rightly) won many new fans for his use of Twitter to support various worthy causes, challenge disagreeable opinions and attack deserving targets (not least Piers Morgan and the Sun). But his former Everton colleague Neville Southall has gone further in regularly handing over his Twitter platform to marginalised groups, giving them a much louder voice than they would otherwise have. He only agreed to be interviewed by the Guardian's Donald McRae on the condition that the focus would be on those he has been seeking to help rather than himself. The result was, as McRae justifiably puts it, "one of the most exhaustive and unusual conversations I've had under the modest banner of a sports interview".

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