Saturday, 4 July 2015

Charlie Williams

There was an affectionate tribute to the centre-half turned comedian by fellow Yorkshireman Ian McMillan on Radio 4 last Thursday. Although his comic material is decried by a newer generation of angry young blacks, most of my generation would see him as someone who helped reduce prejudice based on skin colour. A sad footnote is that Williams is another ex-player who regularly headed the old heavy leather football to have succumbed to Parkinson's and to Alzheimer's.

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