Gor­don’s alive, says ace Banks

Daily Star Sunday - - NEWS -

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

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