It’s imperative for any journalist to know the subject in which they are talking about.
BBC’s Stuart Flinders fell victim to this on television today when speaking with Liverpool and Everton fans prior to the Merseyside derby this weekend. Approaching an elderly man, Flinders asked: “I’m just wondering whether you remember the derby match in 1967 at Goodison [Park], FA Cup, 5th round and it was shown on a big screen at Anfield at the same time – do you remember it?”.
It’s at this point where the man delivers the fatal blow in one sentence: “Yes I do, I played in it.”
The man was in fact Tommy Lawrence, Liverpool’s goalkeeper at the time. Take a look at the video below:
Lawrence, who was nicknamed ‘The Flying Pig’ as a player and won two titles with Liverpool under legendary manager Bill Shankly, as well as the FA Cup, went on to explain how he was on the losing side that particular afternoon. World Cup winner Alan Ball struck the winner for the Toffees in a 1-0 triumph.