By Ollie Irish
Jamie Carragher, who of course was an Everton fan before he signed for Liverpool, has donated £10,000 to the Labour leadership campaign of MP Andy Burnham. What’s that, like a day’s wages? Anyway, it’s clear Carra wants to put a fellow Scouser into No.10. His campaign starts here.
Burnham, the former Secretary for Sport and Culture, is a lifelong Everton fan, and spoke with dignity at the Hillsborough 20th anniversary memorial a couple of years ago – even though some Reds jeered his speech (to be fair, they were jeering the government for its inaction, not Burnham himself).
Carra’s support of Burnham is well-documented:
Whilst it’s easy to spin this whole story into Red versus Blue (football wise), at least Carragher is showing an interest in a topic 99.9% of footballers couldn’t care less about (alas). And I like him more for that.
Carra for Deputy Prime Minister? He really can’t be worse than Prezza. And he too can dish a punch.