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Ex-Arsenal and England defender Kenny Sansom allegedly found in Bromley pub after his homeless revelations

PUBLISHED: 14:16 02 August 2013 | UPDATED: 14:16 02 August 2013

Kenny Sansom in action for Arsenal in 1983. Photo: Peter Robinson/EMPICS

Kenny Sansom in action for Arsenal in 1983. Photo: Peter Robinson/EMPICS

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Former Arsenal and England defender Kenny Sansom has reportedly been found in a Bromley pub after he admitted publicly to being homeless.

Sansom, 54, went missing from his sister’s home, in Waterloo, following revelations that he had been reduced to sleeping on park benches after blowing his money on alcohol and gambling.

The Professional Footballers’ Association are thought to have stepped in to pay for his accommodation.

In 2008 he revealed that he had been struggling with alcoholism and a gambling addiction in his autobiography, To Cap It All, My Story.

He made 86 appearances for England as a left-back and was the most capped England full-back, until Ashley Cole took his mantle in 2011.

Yesterday he told The Sun: “I’ve been living homeless for 10 days.

“That’s because I’ve got no money, I’m a drunk, I’m feeling not very well and I’m a gambler.

“I’ve been living on the street. It’s not good living on the bench.”

Have you spotted the ex-England defender in a Bromley pub? Let us know, email joshua.fowler@archant.co.uk or tweet @BromleyTimes.


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