DIARY: PR men show off silky skills on the hallowed Twin Towers pitch

Football Trust communications head Philip French and Westminster Strategy deputy managing director Mike Lee were among those running about the grass at Wembley Stadium last Monday, ostensibly playing football against a motley crew of MPs in a charity match organised by the Football Trust.

Football Trust communications head Philip French and Westminster

Strategy deputy managing director Mike Lee were among those running

about the grass at Wembley Stadium last Monday, ostensibly playing

football against a motley crew of MPs in a charity match organised by

the Football Trust.



French and Lee - who doubles up as the Premier League’s spokesman - were

playing on the same team as such luminaries as former FA chief executive

Graham Kelly and former West Ham and England midfielder Trevor Brooking,

now the chairman of Sport England and a regular on the BBC’s Match of

the Day.



Our boys won the game thanks to a third goal scored by Department of

Culture Media and Sport special adviser Andy Burnham in the 90th

minute.



The sides then retired to Wembley’s banqueting suite to enjoy tea and

jacket potatoes.



Of his team’s 3-2 triumph, Lee says: ’The winning goal was started by my

good self. Kelly flicked it to Brooking, who fired in a cross for

Burnham to head home.’ Lee obviously fancies himself as the next John

Motson.



Don’t give up the day job Mike.



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