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Swans saver for Agustien.

Byline: Steve Goodman

SWANSEA star Kemy Agustien has revealed how football saved him from a life of guns, drugs and murder.

The Dutch midfielder has played a major part in helping Brendan Rodgers' side establish themselves in the Premier League.

Agustien, 25, was born in the Dutch Antilles, but grew up in Tilburg, a bleak industrial city blighted by the collapse of Holland's wool trade.

He said: "I don't know what would have happened to me without football. Tilburg is as tough as nails.

"A lot of the lads I grew up with are no longer alive. Some drifted into the world of drug dealing and were shot."


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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:Jan 1, 2012
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