There is not a chance of Ealing Gazette reporter Alex Adams being accused of vanity. The eager young hack was pulled in by the paperÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s editor last week when caught roaming his Southall patch wearing a pair of flip-flops.
According to editor Shujaul AzamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s blog: Ã¢â‚¬Å“His explanation went like this: Ã¢â‚¬ËœI was playing football in a new pair of boots and suffered such severe blisters that it was impossible to wear shoes. The pain was just too muchÃ¢â‚¬â„¢.Ã¢â‚¬
Axegrinder used to use the same excuse to get out of football practice. But it never worked.