THE former Rangers player, Kirk Broadfoot, yesterday lent his support to a book raising funds for a childbirth charity – insodoing confounding its opening chapter, suggesting he wasn’t available for interview.
Broadfoot – who now plays for Blackpool – was helping promote ‘Henrik, Hairdryers and the Hand of God’, comprising an insight into being a football journalist in Scotland.
Edited by Scottish Daily Mail sports reporter, Brian Marjoribanks, the book is helping raise funds for Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. Last year, Marjoribanks and his wife, Jennifer (both pictured with Broadfoot, Jennifer a reporter on the Falkirk Herald) suffered the loss of their baby son, Andrew, just five days before his due date.
Says a blog by the book’s publishers, BackPage Press, Broadfoot had no idea he had been the subject of interview request submitted by Tom English, chief sportswriter on Scotland on Sunday. Chapter one of ‘Henrik, Hairdryers and the Hand of God’ is by English and is titled ‘Kirk Broadfoot does not want to be interviewed’.
And the footballer was to prove “a class act” by volunteering to give sales of the book – now into its second print run – a further boost, by taking part in a specially-convened press conference.
Pic: Keith Campbell.