Paul McCartney at Liverpool Sound (100)
ONE of the best-kept secrets in Beatles history has finally been revealed – Sir Paul McCartney is an Evertonian.
Sir Paul, who has always been notoriously tightlipped about his allegiance to being either a Red or a Blue, came clean in the latest edition of a magazine as a gesture of support to the British Paralympic team.
When asked to settle the argument, the 65-year-old former mop-top initially replied that “against all the rules of sport and supporters” he was a fan of both Liverpool and Everton.
Then confessed: “Here’s my deal: my father was born in Everton, my family are officially Evertonians, so if it comes down to a derby match or an FA Cup Final between the two I would have to support Everton. If it comes to the crunch, then I’m an Evertonian.” This follows Ringo’s admission when he returned to his home city to launch Capital of Culture year that he supported Liverpool because he “liked the colour red”.
In reality, however, none of the Beatles were really that interested in football or sport in general, as McCartney also admitted. “I used to enjoy football in the street, but by the time it got a bit formalised I wasn’t very good at it. That puts you off when there are always guys mightily bigger or better than you are. And that’s how it was with the Beatles, none of us was very sports minded. I like watching the footie on the telly, I go to the occasional match but I’m not a massive fan.”