As George Best appears to be facing the end, the Metro newspaper put him on the front page today – with some very careful (and clever) writing. Last night, doctors were predicting that he only had a few hours left. He was alive as the papers went to press but the odds were that he would not be when the papers were read. So the Metro reporters have written in the past tense – just in case…
He was famous for his drinking, his womanising, his love of the good life. But George Beat was clear what his legacy should be: I hope they remember the football.
It implies he’s gone, but does not state it. Surprisingly, he’s still clinging on to life this morning.
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