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Video: Ex-Soldier Tells Incredible Story of How Ray Wilkins Helped Him Escape Homelessness

Video: Ex-Soldier Tells Incredible Story of How Ray Wilkins Helped Him Escape Homelessness

Tributes have been pouring in after Ray Wilkins tragically passed away yesterday, and while his achievements on the pitch have been a real talking point, one ex-soldier has thanked him for a good deed away from the world of football.

Wilkins, who played for Chelsea, Manchester United, AC Milan, Rangers and QPR, died in hospital yesterday following a cardiac arrest he suffered earlier in the week.

The 61-year-old lifted two league titles in Scotland, a FA Cup and was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame in 2013.

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He was a hugely popular character on the punditry circuit as well, working for Sky Sports amidst spells as a coach at Chelsea, Fulham and Aston Villa.

And it appears the 61-year-old was also well thought of outside the glitz and glamour of Premier League football too, as a former soldier told TalkSPORT this afternoon.

The caller opens up about being homeless and his struggles with a gambling addiction… all of which Wilkins was more than happy to talk about as the pair sat on a piece of cardboard outside Brompton Station.

This is brilliant:

 

A wonderful tribute to a true gentleman!

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