Goalie blows whis­tle

Evening Times - - FEATURES -

SCOT­LAND’S World Cup goal­keeper Jim Leighton launched a blis­ter­ing at­tack on religious on sec­tar­i­an­ism in Scot­land.

In an amaz­ing in­ter­view, Leighton, who is Catholic, hit out at sep­a­rate faith schools and blasted big­oted Celtic and Rangers fans.

The 40-year-old, who played for Scot­land against Es­to­nia in a vi­tal Euro­pean Cham­pi­onship opened his heart about the secret child­hood agony he suf­fered while grow­ing up in a town split by re­li­gion.

He warned the religious di­vide could be set to ex­plode as the Old Firm teams grow big­ger.

He said: “The sec­tar­i­an­ism at Celtic and Rangers is 100 per cent wrong.”

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