Football

BBC interviewer asks Tommy Lawrence about 1967 Merseyside derby. His response is brilliant.

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

Before yesterday's Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton the BBC thought they'd send a reporter out to gauge public opinion. And boy, did it backfire.

Tommy Lawrence, former Liverpool goalkeeper between 1957 and 1971, happened to be wandering by when he was asked by Beeb reporter Stuart Flinders about the game between the two big rivals in 1967. 

Surprise

The oblivious reporter got the surprise of his life when Lawrence replied: "Remember it? I do. I played in it!"

'The Flying Pig', as he was known during his playing days, said of Everton's 1-0 win: "It was a great game. Alan Ball scored the winner."

Viral

Almost two million people have watched the viral hit on the BBC's North West Tonight Facebook page, while thousands have shared the link on Twitter too.

Article continues below

Tommy's son said of the unexpected attention afterwards: "You don't really hear many comments about him its usually the forwards like [Ian] St John or Roger [Hunt], sometimes you don't think he gets the recognition he deserved so to hear all the great words is amazing and he wont believe all these when I show him.

"Thank you for the great comments my old man will be made up."

 

Yesterday's game at Goodison Park ended in a 0-0 draw. The result means that Liverpool are now in seventh place in the Premier League, while Everton are in 12th, seven points above the drop zone.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Football
Premier League
Everton

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again