Friday, January 27, 2023

He Played in One World Cup, Led Another in Argentina and Now He Sleeps on the Street

Canadian Paul John James lived almost as long as a person can live, He touched the sky with his hands when as a footballer he could Play the first World Cup in the history of your country (Mexico 1986) and knew when to hit the bottom falling into total poverty and Due to intoxication, he has to live on the street.

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Emerging football player in the Toronto Blizzard, James played 47 matches for canada team why He started in three games of the group stage World Cup in Mexico 1986, which meant his country’s debut in World Cup history. Also, as a coach, she helped her compatriots win the U-20 women’s title concacaf And participate in the U-20 World Cup held in Argentina in 2011.

With his face on the “wall of fame” at Whitchurch High School, everyone would think the former footballer’s present is successful. Although, The person was unemployed for the last 13 years and did not have a pucca house for the last six years.

Life Of Paul John James.Life of Paul John James.

In fact, visited the UK just before the pandemicwhere angered by the terrible treatment meted out to them in their country He was discriminated against for using cocaine.

,If you want to know what contempt and hatred look like, do this, But if you want to see moments of incredible kindness and humanity, do that too,” Paul told The Mail.

A few months ago, former player He knew how to sleep on the streets of Toronto and also on pieces of cardboard at Charing Cross or Westminster Cathedral. Although, Presently, he took refuge in a hostelry near Holborn.

Life Of Paul John James.Life of Paul John James.

Regarding the reasons for his arrival on British soil, the former midfielder said: “Not by the United Kingdom, to which I feel indebted, but by Canada as a nation condemned as innocent for the thirteen lost years Gone to gain freedom from the figurative prison. To find and rekindle the passion, enthusiasm and positivity that I once had. Above all, find a way to connect with people,

Besides nowadays Beggars in the suburbs of James Embankment, Piccadilly and the Strand, By this action, wants “to be able to have a semblance of normalcy, Being able to wear your own clothes and shoes and not second hand ones. I don’t have to raise money to buy my stuff.”

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it’s too much When someone stops in to talk, he gives them his email address and asks them to google his nameHowever afterwards there are actually very few people who are approached for his help.

How did it drop so fast?

Life Of Paul John James.Life of Paul John James.

Paul John James’s terrible downfall was due to the stigma he had to endure to use cocaine, a drug he was introduced to in 1998 and to which he became addicted for the next decade.

,I could not connect with anyone to find an intimate partner in my life, The substance, and the excess of work changed him”, expressed the exfutbolista.

,I don’t think you should call someone a drug addict or a crack addict. words evoke a range of irrationalities and labels Those who view the exposed as: criminal, scary, irrational, unreliable, avoidable, sick, loser, dirty, lazy, scum, unemployed. Can you see how disgusting that language is?”

Life Of Paul John James.Life of Paul John James.

simultaneously, James is sure he’s lost his job as a football coach at New York University because of discrimination because of their drug use.

However, during 2009, the man offered to resign due to his drug issue. confirms that the said decision was forced by the same clubwho wanted to break up with him without paying him or offering his help.

after some time, Former footballer tries to take York University to the Court of Human RightsBut failed as he did not complain within the time limit of one year.

Life Of Paul John James.  (Photo: Daily Mail)Life of Paul John James. (Photo: Daily Mail)

,There has never been a war on drugs. How can you wage war against non-living things? There is only war against the public. And it is the most vulnerable who suffer most from the ravages of stigma: social exclusion, marginalisation, poverty,” Paul said.

,If you come on the scene with moneypower, Hollywood stardust or if you’re endowed with a political cache, you have the best chance to avoid such a catastrophe“, she added.

his memory of mexico 1986

Life Of Paul John James.Life of Paul John James.

Looking at a picture from the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, where he is seen fighting for the ball with the legend Michel Platini, The Cardiff native remembered that historic moment for all of Canada.

“Mixed. The pride of knowing you were part of something special but then being deliberately disdained in later life And the misfortune caused by the extreme human condition is unacceptable,” he said.

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Furthermore, he appreciated what that Canadian team had accomplished: “What we achieved in that World Cup was phenomenal., We did a miracle to keep the scoring line so predictable.”

james’s tenuous relationship with his family

Life Of Paul John James.Life of Paul John James.

Over the past four years, the former football player had no contact with his closest relatives. In fact, He learned of his mother’s death two months later.

now-a-days, James lives alone and carries most of his belongings (Blankets, clothes and a small iPad with a broken screen) In a black sports bag.

“My football career was everything. I shouldn’t have missed a day of work. If I have to end my life tomorrow, which I won’t, people will understand. because it’s been a fucking brutality“, he concluded.

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