John Motson: Legendary BBC Match of the Day commentator dies aged 77
"Popularly known as 'Motty', he had worked on Match of the Day since 1971 and commentated on almost 2,500 televised games”
Football commentator John Motson has died at the age of 77, the BBC has announced.
The legendary commentator was the voice of the BBC’s football coverage over five decades.
A statement from the BBC confirmed his death: "Motson covered 10 World Cups, 10 European Championships and 29 FA Cup finals for BBC Sport before retiring from the organisation in 2018.
"Popularly known as 'Motty', he had worked on Match of the Day since 1971 and commentated on almost 2,500 televised games."
More to follow ...
'malicious lies' | Meghan Markle wins defamation lawsuit filed against her by half-sister Samantha
Price Hike | Homeowners hit as Bank of Ireland to increase mortgage rates again
DRUGS HAUL | Three arrested and €600k of cannabis seized after gardai search vehicles in Dublin
HOLIDAY ATTACK | Irishman (20) arrested after stabbing ‘compatriot’ in shoulder in Benidorm
Behind bars | Man who locked teen in bathroom before sexually assaulting her at party is jailed
F-ekin Delicious | ‘Tayto crisps have won a place in my heart’, says Love Island’s Ekin-Su
Attempted hit | Mob boss Christy Keane fortunate nurse was passing by on day he was shot
'Come Clean' | Reeva Steenkamp’s parents ‘will oppose parole’ for killer Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius
Gro-vid-19 | Man began growing cannabis plants in bedroom because he couldn’t get drug during pandemic
Lifted | Man (31) wanted by gardaí on suspicion of rape arrested at Belfast International airport