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The Pitiful Act that is George Best

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Times run out for a “football legend”
Who trades punches like a tired old drunk
Too many excuses pitiful pleas
No more sorrys your time is up
I’m sick of hearing people saying
Its on the pitch that matters most
But its been too long since Best immortal
Slipped through defences like the Holy Ghost
Anyone else the book would be thrown
In normal life no excuses left
He’s conned the world for decades now
So let him leave the stage by his own hands wrecked.

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Notes

from Daily Mirror

9 June 2005
BEST ARRESTED
George Best was today arrested in connection with an alleged assault on mum-of-three Vicky Pope.

Police arrested the him after he walked into Staines police station in Surrey at lunchtime to be interviewed about the claims.

The football legend was being held in custody this afternoon.

Ms Pope claims Best attacked her as she tried to stop him getting into his ex-lover Gina’s Devivo’s home in Ewell, Surrey on Tuesday.

A spokeswoman for Surrey Police said: “A 59-year-old man was today arrested by Surrey Police officers following an allegation of assault occasioning actual bodily harm against a 34-year-old woman.

“The offence is alleged to have taken place at an address in Ewell, Surrey on June 7. “The man is currently in custody at a Surrey police station.”

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