R.I.P George Best
The football world is in mourning after the death of ex-Manchester United and Northern Ireland star George Best.
Best, 59, died in a west London hospital after multiple organ failure followed eight weeks of ill health.
Drugs needed after his liver transplant in 2002 had made the former alcoholic more susceptible to infection.
“He was a fantastic player. Everybody at United regarded George as being one of the greatest of all time,” said Old Trafford boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Manchester United manager added: “It’s very sad because he was a wonderful person, who was very likeable.”
I hope that he is remembered for what he did on the pitch and not off it. I also hope that his passing sends a message to those who think that drinking until you’re completely smashed every night is the thing to do. If you drink like that all the time you’re just sending yourself to an early grave. Drink responsibly people!