Sport Soccer

Thursday 30 June 2016

EURO 2016 LATEST Visit Euro 2016 Hub

Fri 10th June

Sat 11th June

Sun 12th June

Mon 13th June

Tue 14th June

Wed 15th June

Thu 16th June

Fri 17th June

Sat 18th June

Sun 19th June

Mon 20th June

Sat 25th June

Sun 26th June

Mon 27th June

Thu 30th June

Poland POL

Portugal POR


Fri 01st July

Wales WAL

Belgium BEL


Sat 02nd July

Germany GER

Italy ITA


Sun 03rd July

France FRA

Iceland ISL


Bobby Charlton pays tribute to his friend Mandela

Simon Stone

Published 06/12/2013 | 11:32

Bobby Charlton has paid tribute to his friend Mandela
Bobby Charlton has paid tribute to his friend Mandela

England World Cup hero Sir Bobby Charlton has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, who has died aged 95.

  • Go To

Mandela was a keen football fan and forged a bond with Charlton following his release from prison.

The pair met frequently when Charlton visited South Africa, and the former Manchester United forward has been quick to add his own tribute to the worldwide outpouring of emotion.

"I was deeply saddened to hear the news of Nelson Mandela's passing," said Charlton.

"My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the people of South Africa and whilst we will all mourn his death we should also celebrate his life - and what a life!

"Mr Mandela worked tirelessly all of his life for racial equality and his legacy will live on way beyond our lifetime.

"I feel blessed to have lived during his life span and privileged to have met him on a number of occasions.

"God bless my friend, Madiba."

Online Editors

Read More

Promoted articles

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport