Ex-Scotland Alan Brazil stopped breathing during op

Alan Brazil appearing for Scotland in 1983. Picture: Getty
Alan Brazil appearing for Scotland in 1983. Picture: Getty
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FORMER Scotland footballer Alan Brazil has revealed he died during a routine operation.

Brazil made the omission on his Talksport radio show yesterday, having gone under the knife a few months ago to remove a growth in his throat.

The ex-Manchester United, Spurs and Ipswich Town player stopped breathing while on the operating table during the procedure.

The 55-year old said: “I went to hospital for a throat operation, not that long ago.

I woke up in the bed and I said to the nurses, ‘how did it go, everything alright?’ But they said sorry we didn’t complete the operation because you stopped breathing.”

In an on-air conversation with co-host Micky Quinn, he admitted that the growth may still be there but wasn’t causing any difficulties.

Brazil capped 13 times for Scotland, scoring one goal in his national career.


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