Irish and Burnley striker, Jonathan Walters, has given a brave and highly emotional interview about the death of his mother when he was 11.
Speaking to BBC 5 Live the Republic of Ireland forward said “he had to put on a show” and tell everyone he was fine.
The Irish soccer legend was interviewed by 5 live’s Tony Livesey who himself lost his own mother as a 13-year-old, to discuss how he coped with his mum's death.
The Ireland favourite went on:
Listen to the full BBC Radio 5 Live interview here
Jonathan Walters we salute you.
- Digital Desk