John Lydon on the death of footie
Former Sex Pistols frontman talks football and skimpy underwear
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 27 Jun 2012
Stuart Clark talks shop with legendary Sex Pistols front-man John Lydon.
“I’m watching (England vs. France) on Fox or ESPN or some other channel that insists on calling association football ‘soccer’. Football’s had the passion and romance sucked out of it badly enough in Europe, but the Americans take it to a whole new level… Following golf would be easier and I hate golf!”
Between explaining the now-famous tweedy Country Life ads, and waxing lyrical about addiction and cliché, Lydon gives us his take on David Beckham and LA Galaxy.
“America’s only just learning the sport and their thinking is both confused and confusing… What do I think of Beckham? Nice underpants and Johnny Rotten’s old hair-do!”
Read the interview in full in the latest issue of Hot Press.