Morrissey pays tribute to Morrissey
- Liverpool Echo
19:00, 23 March 2015 By Jamie Bowman
Smiths' frontman salutes Mersey football namesake
Singer Morrissey has paid tribute to his footballing namesake by performing concerts in front of an image of former Liverpool and Everton player Johnny Morrissey.
The ex-Smiths frontman, who is currently touring the UK, unveiled the new backdrop at the tour's opening night in Nottingham last week.
The huge image shows three portraits of the Liverpool-born footballer, who played 36 games for Liverpool before 'crossing the park' and joining Everton for £10,000 in 1962.
74-year-old Morrissey, who was known for his unflinching style of play, went on to make 259 appearances for the Toffees and scored the goal which took Everton to the 1968 FA Cup final.
His son, also called Johnny,