Billy Connolly - Billy Connolly Missed Chance Of Playing Soccer With Bob Marley

Scottish funnyman Billy Connolly missed out on playing soccer with reggae legend Bob Marley because he was too nervous to meet his hero.

Connolly was invited to play a game with Marley while the One Love hitmaker was living in London in the 1970s but he was so shy he failed to turn up for the match - and he has regretted it ever since.

He tells BBC Radio Scotland, "I saw the film (Marley) about his demise and it was a shame. He had cancer that started in his toe and he reckoned it was from stubbing it playing football and it getting worse and worse. It meant a lot to me because I was asked to play football with him.

"He played for A&M Records and they were short of people on a Sunday. (Musicians) Gallagher and Lyle asked if I wanted to play and I said yes but I never showed up. I was embarrassed, shy and embarrassed. Sometimes I got overcome with shyness."


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