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Why we’ll miss ‘Motty’

24 February 2023

12:13 AM

24 February 2023

12:13 AM

There’s a sheepskin coat hanging just inside the Pearly Gates. Yes, John Motson has died. That appears to be the case, Des. Very much so, in fact. Of that. There can be. No doubt.

It’s normal, when a beloved commentator of Motty’s vintage dies, for viewers of a certain age to mist over and fondly recall the days when there was humour in sports broadcasting, when those behind the mike – and indeed in front of the camera (David Vine, David Coleman, the recently-departed Dickie Davies) – had a smile on the lips and a glint in the eye.

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