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COUNCIL FOR NORTHERN IRELAND SADDENED BY THE DEATH OF GEORGE BEST
The Chairman of the SCNI
Professor Eric Saunders today added his condolences to the messages of sympathy
and regret on the death of football legend George Best. Professor Saunders
said “George Best was undoubtedly the best footballer in the world and as a
footballer he was one of Northern Ireland’s greatest ambassadors. He was one of
a kind, a genius and someone who will never be replaced.
He graced the football
pitch at a time when football was a much more physical game and players
challenged hard. Gifted players were not afforded the same protection and this
elevates more his skills, balance and agility.
Northern Ireland has
lost one of its most talented sportsmen and our thoughts are with his family and