Hurst ref’s folks back the 3 Lions
THE FAMILY of the “Russian linesman” who helped England win the 1966 World Cup are backing the Three Lions.
Tofiq Bahramov awarded the controversial Geoff Hurst goal that gave England a 3-2 lead.
Yesterday his grandson, Tofiq Bahramov Jr, 36, said: “I really want to see England do well at the World Cup. We hope they play beautiful football and wish them victory.”
Speaking at home in Baku, Azerbaijan, he added: “My grandfather, if he was still with us, would have probably given the same answer.