Marvin has be­come some­thing blue for newly mar­ried fans

Evening Times - - SPORT -

THE some­thing old, some­thing new and some­thing bor­rowed give brides luck on their big day. Marvin An­drews is the some­thing blue.

The for­mer Rangers de­fender en­sures cou­ples are a match made in heaven af­ter be­com­ing or­dained as a min­is­ter a cou­ple of years ago.

An­drews has seen his di­ary steadily fill up as foot­ball fans ask the 43-year-old to play a star­ring role at the al­ter.

He re­turned home to San Juan in Trinidad and Tobago last year to help for­mer in­ter­na­tional team-mate Ja­son Scot­land tie the knot. And he has been in­un­dated with re­quests from happy cou­ples closer to home.

An­drews said: “I’m just en­joy­ing life, to be hon­est. Just liv­ing life, en­joy­ing life, do­ing bits and pieces.

“I do a lot of Q&As with Rangers, I come back to Ibrox ev­ery so of­ten and do a bit of hos­pi­tal­ity and I do a lot of char­ity matches and leg­ends matches.

“I keep my­self busy enough. Life is all good, I can’t com­plain at all.

“I have be­come a min­is­ter so I preach in my church and I am do­ing a lot of wed­dings. I have got four wed­dings al­ready booked for this year. I did four or five last year.

“I haven’t done any Celtic cou­ples, but I’m sure I did one where one was Rangers and the other was Celtic. It is all in good spir­its and good fun.

“Peo­ple know that I am do­ing it and it has been around now that I am do­ing it.

I did Ja­son Scot­land’s wed­ding last year over in Trinidad and it was made known.

“Af­ter that, I did two wed­dings last year in the Blue Room and a cou­ple in Kirk­caldy and Cow­den­beath.

“I get mes­sages from peo­ple say­ing they are get­ting mar­ried and they would love me to take the cer­e­mony be­cause of the type of per­son that I am and the fact I am well­known, if you want to put it like that. For some peo­ple, it is good for them to say ‘Marvin An­drews did the cer­e­mony!’

It is all good fun.

“There is a lot of laugher and we try to have fun with it. It is a se­ri­ous oc­ca­sion when two peo­ple com­mit their lives to one another and I do the se­ri­ous bit when it comes to the Bi­ble and the vows.

“But, at the same time, I try to make it a bit lively and a bit fun be­cause ev­ery­body knows Marvin An­drews likes have a smile on his face, likes to have a joke. That is just how it is.”

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