Paul Merson: Football, Gambling And Me
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For all the horror stories Paul Merson told about his life in Football, Gambling And Me (BBC1), the addiction crisis in Britain is even worse than he described.
Merse is a mess.
He doesn’t try to hide it because he knows that honesty is his only hope now.
It’s nine months, he said, since he last laid a bet. But when he did, during the winter lockdown, he lost all the money that he and his partner Kate had saved to put a deposit on a house.
The couple and their two children are now living in cramped, rented accommodation. It’s a grim situation for the former England and Arsenal star, who estimates he has lost £7 million to gambling.
Paul Merson is a mess.
He doesn’t try to hide it because he knows that honesty is his only hope now, writes CHRISTOPHER STEVENS