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  • Strange Hero-Worship (George Best)

    12/14/2005 11:05:36 AM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies · 723+ views
    City Journal ^ | 6 December 2005 | Theodore Dalrymple
    The death of a dissolute soccer star sends England into a frenzy of ersatz grief. The death from alcoholism at 59 of a famous soccer player has proved that the mass hysteria that followed Princess Diana’s demise was by no means an aberration in British life but rather a permanent feature of it. Born into a working-class Northern Irish Protestant family, George Best was possibly one of the most talented soccer players ever. Slight in build, he was extremely handsome and once had considerable charm. He played for Manchester United and sometimes was called the fifth Beatle. Unfortunately, his abilities...
  • George Best: 1946-2005 (Irish soccer legend, RIP)

    11/26/2005 8:16:00 AM PST · by Irish_Thatcherite · 30 replies · 994+ views ^ | 26/11/2005 | Sean Graham
    I would like to express my sadness at the death of my heroes that I had the good fortune to meet only a couple of years ago. This man had defenders, grown men and women gasping in awe at his skill, talent and good looks as he dazzled defenders and others who watched him apply his trade down the years. When I met him at Borders books during a signing of his book "Blessed" I told him that this was one of the happiest days of my life indeed it was only beaten by getting married and the birth of...