The life and times of former English Premier League footballer Paul Merson from his new autobiography (his second) that is full of his exploits with drink and gambling:
In South Africa we were introduced to this little black fella with grey hair. ‘Who’s that?’ I asked Kenny Sansom [his Arsenal teammate]. ‘It’s Nelson Mandela, Merse. He’s one of the most famous people in the world.’
Source: When Saturday Comes.