Just watching the Airdrie v Rangers game on BT Sport.
I am struck by the similarity between the Airdrie manager and chairman.
I’m talking about Charles Ramsey, the guy who rescued Amanda Berry and the other girls held captive in Cleveland Ohio. The interviews conducted with him have been great and reveal an everyday guy who acted in a selfless way. They also reveal a disarmingly honest and frank character at ease in front of a camera. I thought his comment that any reward should go to the victims was great. He showed his wage slip to the camera and said something along the lines of “I have a job and an income and I was next door to these women who were being held captive. Give them any reward”
His sudden elevation to fame and his handling of it, suggest that there will be offers from media and advertising sources. I hope in that case he takes advice and doesn’t end up like John Smeaton the Glasgow baggage handler who found himself thrust into the spotlight after the terrorist attack on Glasgow Airport.
He ended up with a newspaper column and as a parliamentary candidate and displayed in both roles, the reason why he was a baggage handler.
Ramsey has already been compared to Richard Pryor and Reg D Hunter but another lookalike emerged last night:
Eddie Murphy (left) and Charles Ramsey.
Thanks to Stu for the pic.