“Not again” – Chelsea legend Alan Hudson wants the FA to DELETE his playing records with England
Former Chelsea legend Alan Hudson is making waves by becoming the pioneer in an unprecedented move, potentially etching his name in the annals of history. Hudson has taken a bold step by approaching the Football Association (FA) with a sensational request, alleging a lack of support in his ongoing battle against permanent injuries sustained in a hit-and-run incident back in 1997.
In a candid interview with The Daily Mail in August 2021, Hudson expressed a strong desire to erase any remnant of his association with the FA from the records, particularly due to what he perceived as a demoralizing and depressing oversight in his international career. He had participated in only two England matches, and he wanted no reminders of that.
Venturing further into his request, Hudson amplified his stance in a subsequent interview in May 2022, reiterating his plea to be entirely expunged from FA records. He was preparing for a legal battle to enforce this request, emphasizing his desire to sever all ties with the governing body.
Comparing his treatment to the handling of Jack Grealish during Euro 2020, Hudson lamented the alleged ignorance of gifted players like himself by previous national team managers. He asserted that incidents like these contributed to England’s inability to secure major championships since 1966.
Hudson’s international football journey saw some turbulence, with a three-year suspension from England following a refusal to answer an under-23 international call-up, leading to a strained relationship with Sir Alf Ramsey, the manager at that time. Don Revie later granted him two caps, but Hudson believed this was a result of media pressure, and he felt discarded after those appearances.
Reflecting on the emotional toll this journey had taken on him, Hudson revealed his dream of a flourishing international career was shattered, leaving enduring scars of depression, anxiety, and panic, necessitating ongoing counseling. He conveyed that severing links with the history of England football would bring immense relief, offering a glimmer of peace and closure in a turbulent chapter of his life.