Football clubs have joined those paying tribute to commentator John Motson following his death.
The 77-year-old, who covered ten World Cups during his 50 year career, died this morning (23rd February) a statement from his family confirmed.
The BBC, where the commentator spent the majority of his career, said: “Popularly known as ‘Motty’, he had worked on Match of the Day since 1971 and commentated on almost 2,500 televised games.”
West Bromwich Albion were among the clubs to pay tribute to the broadcaster, describing him as a “true master of his craft”.
Meanwhile, former Aston Villa striker Stan Collymore said: “A sporting icon in his own right, a pleasure to work with and see regularly over many years. Rest in Peace, Motty – a broadcasting giant.”
Talksport presenter and commentator Ian Dancer said: “RIP John Motson. Another vitally, important voice from my youth is lost to us. Very sad news.”