‘Who’s the little black fella?’

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.

Sean Jacobs

Sean Jacobs is the Founder and Editor of Africa is a Country. He is on the international affairs faculty of The New School in New York.

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