Wednesday, 3rd June 2020

35 year-old wondering if it's really too late to become a professional footballer

A MAN in his mid-30s is still wondering if it is really too late for him to become a professional footballer.

Tom Booker said: “It’s not totally out of the question as Ian Wright did not turn professional until he was like 21, though that is still a big age gap.

“Sure, at 35 you’d imagine that dream would be dead. But you haven’t seen me play five-a-side on a Sunday.

“Obviously, all the other lads are hungover and in many cases, still drunk and/or still drinking, but I scored eight goals the other day. Which is actually amazing for a 35 year-old.”

He added: “I’m aware that doing it in the Premier League might be a little different, but what do you want me to do?

“Just bury that pipe dream and get on with my actual work? Give me a f*cking break.”