BBC Sport - Gary Charles: Ex-Nottingham Forest & Derby defender reveals battle with alcoholism
Charles reveals battle with alcoholism
- From the section Football
Former England, Nottingham Forest and Derby County defender Gary Charles reveals how his battle with alcoholism affected his career and remembers the infamous tackle by Paul Gascoigne in the 1991 FA Cup final.
Charles, who is now using his experiences to retrain as a counsellor to help young footballers, recalls making the breakthrough at Forest and why Gazza's wild challenge was not even the worst tackle in Forest's 2-1 defeat against Tottenham.
You can see more from Gary Charles on Monday night's "Inside Out" programme on BBC1 East Midlands at 19.30 BST.