UKIP leader and candidate in the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election Paul Nuttall has announced that he used to play football with Stoke legend Sir Stanley Matthews.

With the Stoke by-election only days away, Nuttall surprised voters by stating that Stanley Matthews was his footballing hero and he had played many games with him.

“I was a right-midfield enforcer,” said Nuttall. “If anyone messed with Sir Stanley, I sorted them out.

“My dad watched me play every game, just ask him.”


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