John Motson Dies At 77, Legendary Football Commentator

John Motson, the BBC football commentator who was one of the most well- known voices in British sport for 50 years, has died. He was 77. “

It’s with great sadness that we enunciate that John Motson OBE died peacefully in his sleep today, ”a statement from Motson’s family read on Thursday.

Fondly called as “Motty, ”Motson commentated on games for Britain’s national broadcaster from 1968-2018, covering 10 World Cups, 10 European Championships and 29 FA Cup tests.

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He commentated on practically 2,500 televised games, the BBC said.

Motson was known for his passion and knowledge of football and was synonymous with wearing a sheepskin coat in the commentary box.

In 2001, Motson received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for services to sports broadcasting.

Deeply dejected to hear that John Motson has died, ”former England striker and now Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker said on Twitter.

A fairly brilliant commentator and the voice of football in this country for generations. He ’ll be very important missed.


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