Former England striker David ‘Doc’ Johnson, who played for Everton and Liverpool and was the first to score for both in the Merseyside derby, died of throat cancer on Wednesday at the age of 71.
David Johnson Ex-Wife: Who is Alison Johnson?
Johnson was married to Alison Johnson from 1995 to September 2009, when they separated after Johnson had an affair. In July 2010.
In July 2010, he was charged with causing more than £6,000 of damage to his ex-wife’s home and car in West Bridgford, just south of Nottingham. During the trial, the court heard that Johnson often visited his former residence while drunk, but later expressed his intention not to drink again.
In November 2000, television presenter Richard Keys was heard making a racially motivated comment about Johnson while broadcasting live on a Sky test channel. While discussing Johnson’s potential eligibility to play for the Scotland national team with pundits Ray Wilkins and Graeme Souness, Keys referred to Johnson as a “choco Jocko”. The incident was brought to the public eye in February 2011, following Keys’ departure from Sky for various other inappropriate remarks.
Johnson’s son Brennan is also a professional footballer who currently plays for Nottingham Forest and Wales.