Tony Dunne picture a reminder of how George Best changed football fashion: Yorkshire Post Letters

From: Brian H Sheridan, Lodge Moor, Sheffield.

An unbelieving George Best, the Manchester United and Irish International, is helped off the field by teammates (on the right) Bobby Charlton and (on the left) Tony Dunne during a match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in 1971. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)

Your obituary for Tony Dunne carried a superb picture of the former Manchester United footballer with two of the greatest ever footballers, George Best and Bobby Charlton (The Yorkshire Post, June 13).

I was privileged to be at Wembley in 1968 to witness Tony’s finest hour, when United beat Benfica to become the first English club to win the European Cup.

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In the picture Dunne and Charlton have their shirts tucked in; if memory serves, Best was the first Briton of the modern era to play with his shirt outside his shorts, a practice which is normal today.

The picture also contradicts the myth that Best was a scruffy player who played with his socks down. This arose from footage of his most famous individual goal which took place in extra time when he was fighting off cramp.

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