Basketball legend Charles Barkley has made an impassioned pleato people in Alabama to cast their vote for Democrat Doug Jones and “stop looking like idiots to the nation”.
Barkley, 54, who was born in Alabama and who at this peak was one of the National Basketball League’s most influential players, said he believed it was incredible Mr Jones’s rival, Roy Moore, was still in the race.
“When people in your own party say they won’t vote for you or support you, that’s a dead giveaway. It’s amazing,” he said at an eve of election rally in Birmingham. “I am begging and urging everybody to get out, call all your friends. We’ve got to, at some point, we’ve got stop looking like idiots to the nation.”