Comedian and boyhood Bolton fan thrilled to play alongside his heroes at Macron Stadium
Comedian Paddy McGuinness could not hide his delight after sharing a pitch with some of his Wanderers heroes in the Community Trust and Supporters’ Trust Legends Match last weekend.
Running out at Macron Stadium for the first time, the boyhood Bolton fan was thrilled to line up both alongside and against the likes of Jay-Jay Okocha, though he concedes he may have come out on the wrong side in that particular mismatch of a battle.
Having also picked up the only booking of the afternoon, McGuinness was happy to reflect on match with bwfc.co.uk after the final whistle.
“This is a great club and it is amazing to see all the people come out,” he beamed. “It gives you a good feeling to see so many people out supporting the day. It’s nice for the town.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to play at a few charity games over the years but I don’t think I’ve ever played here before.
“It’s really good getting that opportunity. When David Lee said to me about playing and I saw I was free, it was great.”
McGuinness continued: “My head is still spinning a bit from Jay-Jay turning me inside out! But that’s not a bad thing.
“I’ve just been in the changing rooms and had a photo with John McGinlay in his underpants - That doesn’t happen every day.
“I’m not sure about the referee though! I think I was the only to get booked, which is never good. But it’s been a fantastic day for me – I loved it!”
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