Homeless Ex-Soldier Tells Incredible Story Of How Ray Wilkins Helped Turn His Life Around
Today marks one year since the great Ray Wilkins sadly passed away and while many have paid tribute to the former Manchester United and Chelsea player for his ability on the pitch, an incredible radio interview involving a former soldier shows how much of a gentlemen he was off it.
It's one year since Ray Wilkins died.- talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) April 4, 2019
If you do one thing today, listen to this from a homeless solider that Ray helped.
You're missed every day, Butch :pray:pic.twitter.com/YOJAeOlXKW
Wilkins, who played for Chelsea, Manchester United, AC Milan, Rangers and QPR, died in hospital last year after suffering a heart attack.
The 61-year-old lifted two league titles in Scotland, a FA Cup and was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2013.
He was a hugely popular character on the punditry circuit as well, working for Sky Sports amidst spells as a coach at Chelsea, Fulham and Aston Villa.
A moment of brilliance from Ray Wilkins in the 1983 FA Cup final.- Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) April 4, 2019
What a player.
On this day last year, football lost a legend pic.twitter.com/SYLKwIYvAl
It's clear that the 61-year-old was also well thought of outside the glitz and glamour of Premier League football too, as a former soldier told TalkSPORT shortly after his passing.
The caller opened up about being homeless and his struggles with a gambling addiction.
The pure transformative power of human compassion to one another. RIP Ray.:pray:- a76r (@a76r) April 4, 2019
In tears what a tribute, well done for turning your life around too :thumbsup:- dangerous dame (@dorich42_donna) April 4, 2019
Wilkins was more than happy to talk about as the pair sat on a piece of cardboard outside Brompton Station.
An incredible human being who is sorely missed.
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