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They think it’s all over…it is now!

European football’s moment of madness highlights the world we are in.

by Murray Gunn
Updated: April 27, 2021

George Best is regarded as one of the best footballers of all time (that's football played with your feet, rather than your hands by the way). Playing in the 1960s and 70s, George Best worked his genius on the pitch and dazzled off it, becoming a footballing, socialite superstar. He loved to party and, on one occasion towards the end of his career, he attended the Miss World beauty pageant. Having cleaned up at the casino, he took a couple of the contestants back to his hotel room and ordered room service. On entering, the room service boy was met with the sight of a slightly inebriated and half-naked George Best, lying on a bed covered in £100 notes next to two Miss World contestants, surrounded by bottles of the finest champagne. On exiting, the young lad turned and said, "If you don't mind me asking Mr. Best, where did it all go wrong?"...

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