The renowned football commentator John Motson has passed away at the age of 77. Motson was one of the most recognisable voices in English football during his 50 years at the BBC, during which time he provided commentary for more than 2,500 games on radio and television.
The English football legend Motson died in his sleep on Thursday, according to a statement from his family.
A true legend, “Motty” worked for the BBC for more than 50 years during a noteworthy career, as the organisation tweeted ‘A true legend. Rest in peace, John.”
Big names from the sporting world have given their condolences including ‘BBC Match of the Day’ host Gary Lineker and Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler who said:
“He was a standard setter for us all. He was a very serious broadcaster but he was a really fun guy to be around. He had a great sense of humour. He was an icon and a beacon to us all.”
Motson, is survived by his wife Anne and son Frederick.
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