Luke Pollard MP Member of Parliament for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport
Today Plymouth woke up to the sad news that we have lost Gordon Sparks.
Not all Plymouth Argyle legends play on the pitch at Home Park. From the radio studio, to the stands and in the commentary box, Gordon was a true Argyle legend.
I was interviewed by Gordon many times on BBC Radio Devon.
So much so many media interviews today are about how to find a way of making the person you’re speaking to look stupid, but when Gordon was speaking to you, he was trying to get you to tell the story.
He was trying to get you to explain why whatever the day’s events were going on, whatever reason you were there, and why it mattered to the people who were listening. It was one of the many special skills that he had.
He was such a kind man, so loyal to our club and so hopeful for our city and our county.
I’m thinking of his family and the entire green army who have lost a hero today.
RIP Sparksy, it was a privilege to know you.
Yesterday Plymouth lost Gordon Sparks, a legend of our city.
I spoke to BBC Radio Devon this morning about my fond memories of seeing Gordon at his beloved Plymouth Argyle.
Sparksy, it was a privilege to know you. pic.twitter.com/yfz7wvuYd2
— Luke Pollard MP (@LukePollard) October 17, 2022