….the more they stay the same.George Best was an exquisitely talented football (soccer) player for Manchester United and Northern Ireland in the 1960s and 1970s.
A seriously flawed and easily influenced personality, he was once quoted as saying “I spent 90% of my money on women, drink and fast cars. The rest I wasted”
The “Observer” published these images taken immediately after a match in either 1969 or 1970 – I remember reading the article and it stayed with me – to show the physical punishment dealt out to players that a defender couldn’t stop by any other means.
They just kicked them to bits. Especially George Best.
At 1:27 in the video. And at 3:48. And at…
A lesser player would have fallen and taken the free kick.
Not George Best…
He definitely was the BEST!