And now for a story you didn’t realize you needed in your life.
The Guardian’s Daniel Taylor tells the tale of the former England, Arsenal, Spurs and Portsmouth back attending a seminar on the lack of black managers in English football. Clearly a very serious topic, and not one out of which you’d expect a light story to emerge.
However, one did (though clearly it won’t be funny for Campbell and his ego).
As Campbell listened to a Football Association director explain why Gary Neville had been fast-tracked through the English coaching ranks to get alongside Roy Hodgson, Campbell decided to cut off the explanation by offering a simple rebuttal.
Ashworth started talking about the favourable impression Neville had made on Hodgson and the players and was running through the processes that were involved when Campbell put out his hand to interrupt him. This is when things started to get a little strange.
“But I am Sol Campbell.”
As you might imagine, that isn’t a particularly easy sentence to come back from. Ashworth did his best to continue because, well, what else could he do?
And we’d encourage you to click the link and read the rest of Taylor’s story, because Campbell takes his reasoning up a bit. Thanks for making our afternoons brighter, Daniel.