Ian O'Doherty: Because he's worth it
Published 16/01/2013 | 06:00
I must confess, there was a time when I was quite an admirer of racing's John McCririck.
I have absolutely no interest in horse racing but it would sometimes be on when I was a kid and I found the guy to be interesting, eccentric and, hell, if he could actually get someone like me to be even vaguely interested in racing, then he must have been good at his job.
And I also liked the way he pretended to be as boorish and obnoxious and flamboyantly hideous as he possibly could.