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No statue for hero Best is a disgrace

Published 30/11/2015

With reference to the excellent article written by Ivan Little on the 10th anniversary of the death of our football legend George Best (News, November 23), he quotes Bobby Cosgrove: "As he surveyed George's simple grave, Bobby said he was sad that there's still no permanent memorial to Northern Ireland's most gifted footballing icon."

He added: "It's a crying shame that all the great proposals came to nothing.

"There were plans for a statue, but amid rumours of rifts and reports of wrangling, the appeal for the public to help fund the sculpture was eventually abandoned."

I, along with thousands of others, echo this sentiment. I feel that it is a shame and disgrace that, after all this time, there is no visible, public/government acknowledgement of the man who was George Best.

TJ McCLEAN

Belfast

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