Now, the former footballer and father-of-two says decades on, raising awareness of domestic violence is just as important to him.
“We’re still not getting the message across. I know that the attitudes and the conversations are changing but I feel like we’ve got to maintain the momentum", he said. "“When you still turn on the news or the radio or you pick up a newspaper there are still women and children dying. That’s the thing, they’re dying at the hands of people who claim to be their loved ones."
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