Wonderful moment former Liverpool goalie Tommy Lawrence, who has died aged 77, was accidentally vox popped in the street by the BBC
This is just a wonderful television moment. RIP Tommy Lawrence, the former Liverpool goalkeeper who died last week aged 77.
It was 2015 and BBC reporter Stuart Flinders was asking people on the street in Liverpool if they remembered the 1967 match at Goodison Park.
Turns out he was actually talking to Tommy Lawrence, who played in goal for Liverpool for over a decade, and appeared in that very game. Such a heartwarming moment.
Former Liverpool goalkeeper Tommy Lawrence has died. Here he is being accidentally vox-popped on the street by the BBC.
"Do you remember the 1967 Merseyside Derby?"
"Yes. I played in it."
— Tom Peck (@tompeck) January 10, 2018
I love his face when he’s asked the question, you can see youth return and the memories come flooding back, brilliant
— Gary Hider (@Garypompey) January 10, 2018
He was known (affectionately) to the fans as “the flying pig” – a great goalie.
— Simon Cowie (@simonpcowie) January 10, 2018
Lovely face, lovely twinkly eyes.
— Betsy Sharp (@towngirl61) January 10, 2018
A goalkeeper who often seemed to have four arms and seven legs to keep the ball out of the net. RIP.
— Morris Hickey (@Morris2906) January 10, 2018
Wasn’t he delighted to be able to say he was there? Lovely, heartwarming clip and I love all the wee stories added below.
— Dominica McGowan (@DominicaMcGowan) January 10, 2018
And here he is (in the middle) in action.
Some people thought maybe the reporter shouldn’t have had to ask his name.
I can understand it being difficult to recognise Tommy Lawrence as many years have passed, but before Ray Clemence it was Tommy so his name should be known.
But more to the point, if the reporter is asking about a particular game he should’ve at least looked up who played in it!
— Lirpa Olof (@LirpaOlof) January 10, 2018
Well, maybe. We’re just glad they had the camera rolling.
But this guy definitely should have recognised this fella.
Reminiscent of a young Kieron Dyer being asked about Ipswich v Norwich https://t.co/kNydhbYLde
— Luke McLaughlin (@LukeMcLaughlin) January 10, 2018