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Stan Collymore rails against 'bigots' complaining about asylum seekers in Cannock

Football star turned pundit Stan Collymore has defended asylum seekers in Cannock and blamed the town's demise on its local residents.

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Ian West

Responding on X, formerly Twitter, to people blaming crime on the asylum seekers housed in , the former England star ranted about the 'bigotry' shown to 'people fleeing war'.

The former footballer also railed against Cannock's voters for the politicians they vote for in elections and for the residents who leave the house in their dressing gowns.

He tweeted: "I know my town better than anyone. Anyone. From local government to national representation.

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