Gordon’s alive, says ace Banks
WORLD Cup hero Gordon Banks took to Twitter to correct claims he is dead.
Reports began circulating this week that the former England goalkeeper had passed away.
Social media reports claimed the 1966 legend had died, aged 76, from cancer.
But Banks has revealed the claims to be untrue.
Fans began to pay tribute to the ace keeper earlier this week, with one writing: “RIP Gordon Banks. Another legend gone. #RIP”
But in a series of tweets from his official Twitter account, the story was branded a “nasty” hoax and his family say he is alive and well at home.
A tweet from the Gordon Banks OBE Twitter feed read: “GORDON IS VERY MUCH ALIVE AND WELL. THE STORY ON THE INTERNET IS A HOAX. HE IS ALIVE AND WELL.”
Banks made one of the greatest ever saves in football to prevent a Pelé goal in the 1970 World Cup.
He has been named FIFA Goalkeeper of the Year six times.
DEATH HOAX: Banks
DECAPITATED: Kim Wall