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Editor's Viewpoint: Charity to score with Best shirt from legendary game

John Doherty with the shirt Best wore for Northern Ireland
John Doherty with the shirt Best wore for Northern Ireland

Editor's Viewpoint

Those of us of a certain age will remember that day at Windsor Park in 1967 when George Best reminded the world that he was one of the best players ever to stride onto a pitch. Dubbed the match in which Best beat Scotland on his own, a rarely seen momento of that game will make an appearance this weekend. George had given the shirt to a young patient in hospital in Belfast, who has treasured it ever since.

Now he has loaned it to a worthwhile charity sending local children to Lapland. It will go on display with other Best memorabilia to raise money for the trip.

Hopefully the charity, like George, will reach its goal.

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