today we have to remember the sad story of Paul James, born in footballer stormbut who played Mexico World Cup with Canada in the year 86living the ordeal and in the streets of london begging for money to eat,
according to the newspaper olePaul, who is 59 today, was internationally with the Canada team 47 times, player of Toronto Blizzard, Hamilton Steelers, Doncaster Rovers, Ottawa Intrepid and London Lasers Among others, the footballer managed to win a CONCACAF and defend the Canadian shirt at the Olympic Games. But one day everything changed.
His examination began in Canada, where Began using cocaine almost daily in 1998, something that was considered very bad in that country and where he started to feel stigmatized by other people. At that point, Paul came to sleep on the streets of Toronto and inside Cardboard pieces at Westminster Cathedral,
Shortly afterwards, he left Canada for the United Kingdom with only one bag in which he carried Blankets, old clothes, and a tiny iPad with a broken screen, He began begging in the most dangerous areas of London, but not with the intention of taking drugs, according to James himself.
“What am I asking for money? To be free. To have a semblance of normality. Being able to wear your own clothes and shoes and not second hand ones. so you don’t need to raise funds To buy my own items”, explained the Welshman in an interview with James Sharp.
Paul, who was in the same school as Gareth Bale, was an Olympian but his life changed overnight as he tried drugs. “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 has been a bloody atrocity”, declared the former football player. Without a doubt, another story of the drug problem in society.