CNN make shambles of facts
How accurate was
CNN’s summing up of Jack’s career when they reported the news of his death on Saturday morning?
Well, this was the caption they had on-screen:
“Jack Charlton Dies at 85
1996 British World Cup Winner English football giant for Leeds United
Key player on the team that won the 1966 World Cup
Was named 1997 Footballer of the Year
Went on to manage other teams.” As the writer James Hendicott, who shared CNN’s offering, suggested: “Some shambles.”
They had him winning the World Cup twice, 30 years apart, once for Britain rather than England, managing “other teams”, which was less than specific (and a bit rude towards us), and collecting the Footballer of the year award when he was 62.
Apart from that? Spot on.