Jimmy Carter probably thought his five minutes of fame were behind him. But the 49-year-old, who played five league games for Liverpool back in 1991, hit the headlines again this week after a bizarre mix-up on social media.
Carter, who’s now happily married with two children, was inundated with good wishes regarding his health after his namesake – former US President Jimmy Carter – announced that he had undergone surgery to remove a small mass from his liver.
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The former winger, who also played for Millwall, Arsenal and Portsmouth during a 16-year professional career, was even forced to send out a message of his own – reiterating his identity, as the Daily Mirror report.
To all who have tweeted me good health wishes …thank you…however I am an ex Pro footballer and not The former president of the USA.
— Jimmy Carter (@JimmyCarter777) August 13, 2015
Carter’s Liverpool career was sadly a short-lived one. He was signed by Kenny Dalglish, but the Scotsman’s resignation that same year eventually resulted in the player moving on after just a handful of appearances.
The best years of his career came at Millwall, where he scored 11 times in 110 league games. He retired from football due to injury in 1999, a year after re-signing for the London club.
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