We are deeply saddened to announce that legendary commentator John Motson has died at the age of 77.
John Motson, also known as Motty, was remembered for his work within the BBC where he was a commentator for Match of the Day for many years.
A lot of football fans will remember his infamous commentary for the famous Gazza goal at EURO 96.
“Here’s Gascoigne, oh brilliant, oh yes! Oh yes!”— Sanny Rudravajhala (@SannyR1985) February 23, 2023
We each have our own Motty moment. For me, it’ll forever be Euro 96 and Gazza’s genius.
RIP John Motson. pic.twitter.com/1mTS6UcCsA
He also covered more than 200 England matches and commentated on almost 2,500 televised games.
He became an OBE in 2001 for his services to sports broadcasting.
Tributes have been flooding in from former colleagues, old friends and football fans across the globe.
A desperately sad day as football bids farewell to John Motson.— A Funny Old Game (@sid_lambert) February 23, 2023
This goal in 1984 will live long in the memory.
The slight hiss of the microphone. The klaxons in the crowd. The pure passion in Motty’s voice.
“TIGANA… TIGANA… PLATINI… GOAL!!!”
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of John Motson.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 23, 2023
He called one of the most iconic goals in our history, and many more.
There will never be another like Motty 💙 pic.twitter.com/pZSBiQvLCc
Rest in peace John, you were a credit to the sport and will be forever missed by all of us at Football Post!