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Mummy, who was that man?

Spare a thought for Peter Beardsley. He might have been one of the country's greatest players. He might have won two League Championships, one FA Cup and 59 England Caps. And been awarded the MBE in 1995 for his efforts.

But he doesn't quite cut it with the youngsters any more.

At a recent charity bash at St James' Park in aid of the DebRA Jonny Kennedy Memorial Appeal, Pedro was introduced to eight-year-old James Dunn from Liverpool.

James suffers from the skin disease EB, which was highlighted in an award-winning documentary about Alnwick man Jonny.

Beardo spent a lot of time chatting to James and his family, posing for pictures and signing autographs and went away happy he'd put a smile on the young lad's face.

But before Peter was even out of earshot, young James turned to his mum, looking bemused and confused, and said: "Who was he?"

Poor old Peter.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Apr 22, 2005
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