Neil Shipperley: a rapidly growing internet sensation

Traffic to Inside Croydon over the last couple of days has witnessed a sudden spike in interest in a piece we ran last year on former Palace striker Neil Shipperley.

Shipperley, now 36, has been dividing his time between managing Walton Casuals and “doing the knowledge” as a taxi driver. Probably doesn’t get much chance to keep himself fit…

So when he put on his boots for an old boys’ match and was snapped, the result was not, how can we say, altogether flattering.

And they reckon stripes are supposed to be slimming. Click here to view the pic.

Update: Although the pic was posted on Dan Walker’s Tweet pics feed this weekend, it seems that the unflattering shot of Shipperley is not recent and was not taken by Walker. Wonder whether Shipperley’s been on a crash diet since?

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