“I was on Sky about my show and two lads with them were talking about Terry. I asked if they’d heard of the Chilcot Inquiry. They went, ‘No’. I told them it was about a guy who took us to war in Iraq. We’ve lost hundreds of soldiers, 100,000 people have been killed and nobody in this country gives a toss.
“John Terry sleeps with some bird and everyone’s up in arms. Yes, he was wrong to do it, and I feel very sorry for his wife, who seems to have been overlooked in all this, but what’s going on? The world’s gone mad.”
To some he was always outspoken, to more he always spoke sense.
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Much of the current generation perhaps know him as a one time legend, one time alcoholic, one time half of Saint & Greavsie. That’s a bit like saying Michaelangelo used to paint a bit.
“Have you ever seen the Stargate films? They go through this brightly lit ring into a parallel world or another dimension. When I came out on to the pitch at White Hart Lane, Wembley or wherever, I became a totally different person to how I was in the dressing room. I knew what I had to do and was confident I could do it. I wasn’t necessarily that assured off the pitch. In a way, when I passed through that tunnel, it wasn’t me any more.”