‘I’m probably deemed a weirdo’: Russell Martin, the footballer who joined the Green party

23 November 2018 01:02
Walsall’s defender on telling teammates to turn off the tap, being vegan and how clubs could be more socially consciousRussell Martin smiles when asked whether anyone he knows will be surprised by his news. “No, I don’t think so,” he replies. “I used to get peppered at Norwich because I was always saying: ‘Turn the tap off’ when the lads brushed their teeth in the changing room. I remember having an argument with Jonny Howson about it one day – I just kept turning the tap off. I was like: ‘What are you doing? You don’t need it on!’”Martin, a former Scotland defender, has been banging the environmental drum to footballers for a while. Now, however, he has decided to take things a step further by joining the Green party. “I’ve voted Labour all my life,” he explains. “But knowing Caroline [Lucas, the former Green party leader and MP for Brighton Pavilion] a little bit, what she stands for, what the party represents, I just thought this aligns with my values and morals. Related: The UAE is trampling human rights. Man City must finally speak out | Simon Hattenstone At most Premier League clubs, there would be 100-plus bottles used a day. I can almost guarantee most aren’t recycled Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian