Tony: Jail failed me’
FOOTBALL legend Tony Adams says prison failed to educate him about his alcoholism after he was jailed for drink-driving.
The former Arsenal and England captain also felt like he was “in a hotel” during his 57 days locked up in 1990.
“Prison didn’t teach me anything,” Adams, now 51, told a magazine yesterday.
“There was no education about why I was in there or around my illness.
“I felt very secure and safe. At the time I wasn’t conscious of it but it was just like being in a hotel.
“I’d been in a hotel all my Arsenal career. You check in, play next day, check out. I had no responsibilities.”
The father- of- six also said alcoholism was easy compared with parenting and thanked his second wife Poppy for holding the family together.
“I always say I’m her seventh child,” he added.
He credited her and therapy for keeping him on the straight and narrow.
His book – Sober: Football. My Story, My Life – is out now, price £20. BIKERS found the thief who was sucking petrol out of their tanks was a monkey who had a taste for drinking it, in Panipat, India.
LEGEND: Tony Adams