Kevin Keegan mistaken for beggar after heavy night on the booze


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Football legend Kevin Keegan has revealed he was once mistaken for a BEGGAR after a night of heavy drinking.

The former Liverpool and Newcastle forward recalled how he was catching up on some sleep – on a wall – when a stranger, assuming he was homeless, handed him some change.

He had just visited his newborn grandson when the case of mistaken identity happened.

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The former England manager, 67, said: “Jack, my fourth grandchild, was in the new arrivals unit, and the previous night I had been out to wet the baby’s head with his father, John.

“I was feeling a touch delicate that morning. I hadn’t had a shave. I was tired.

 



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Keegan, known for his perm in the 1970s and 80s, is a Liverpool legend

 

“I was starting to feel drowsy when I became aware that a man had stopped in front of me.

“I had my head down, hunched into my collar, so all I saw at first were his shoes.

“But then he leant over and pressed something cold and hard into my hand. ‘Here you go, mate,’ he said in a friendly voice. ‘Go and get yourself a coffee.’

“It was a £1 coin, and when I did indeed buy myself a coffee later that morning, I was still chuckling.”

Keegan, who began his career at Scunthorpe and also played for clubs including Southampton and Hamburger SV, recalled the incident in his book, My Life In Football.

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