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Is he the Best role model for Order?

Published 25/06/2015

Reading the article 'Famous Red Devil who once wore orange - football legend Best's collarette to go on show at Order's new museum' (News, June 22) left me disturbed on two accounts.

Firstly, is George Best - who was well-known for much more than his football skills - really the most appropriate role model for an organisation that claims to be "Christ-centred, Bible-based and Church-grounded"?

Secondly, your correspondent writes that Best, " ... once wore a black collarette as a member of the Junior Royal Black Institution". There is not - and never was - a Junior Royal Black Institution. I do hope that the other exhibits at this important museum have more authenticity.


(Author, The Orange Order: A Tradition Betrayed)

Belfast Telegraph

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