Andy Burnham: I influenced Arsenal book Fever Pitch as a ‘stupid Everton fan’

Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham.
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Football and politics are two things that for Mayor of Manchester Andy Burnham go hand-in-hand.

The 54-year-old, a lifelong Everton supporter, has followed his beloved Toffees since his teenage years and believes his adolescent activities perhaps sparked an influence in diplomatic duties.

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Matthew Holt

Bio: Matthew is a freelance journalist and has currently racked up bylines for Manchester United, Manchester Evening News, GOAL and SPORTbible to name a few. A long-term sufferer of Scunthorpe United, he currently resides in the north-west after escaping the smog of North Lincolnshire.