Graeme Souness has revealed he is a vegan to the surprise of football fans.
The former Liverpool midfielder revealed he hasn’t eaten meat for three years during Sky Sports Super Sunday coverage from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Souness and Roy Keane were discussing ways they have helped the planet.
The game between Spurs and Chelsea marks the world’s first ever zero carbon match, in an attempt to tackle the climate crisis.
Sky hopes that the game will raise awareness and encourage people to reduce their carbon footprints in the UK.
Richards spoke about electric cars, and Keane talked of going on walks. Souness also revealed how much he cares about animal welfare.
The 68-year-old stated his passion for this subject was the reason behind his veganism.
This took plenty of viewers by surprise, who couldn’t believe what they had heard.
One person wrote: “Graeme Souness being a vegan is the most shocking thing I’ve heard in 2021.”
Another agreed: “I was not really expecting to hear Graeme Souness is vegan.”
With a third noting: “Hearing Graeme Souness say he’s a vegan sound weird.”
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Others found the funny side to the surprise.
One Tweeted: “Fair play to Graeme Souness on nearly hitting three years as a vegan, but that does make sense to why he’s so angry all of the time.”
Another agreed: “Learning Graeme Souness is the best 30 seconds of telly I’ll see all weekend.”
Meanwhile others were full of praise for the former Scotland international.
One person wrote: “Graeme Souness reports he is vegan for the animals. Great to hear.”