CNN make sham­bles of facts

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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.

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