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The WHOLESOME moment when Pep Guardiola met John Motson

On 23 February 2023, we lost one of the greatest sports commentators of all-time, not just that we also lost a great human being who put a smile on many faces including the one of Man City manager Pep Guardiola.

John Motson was born on July 10, 1945, in Salford, Lancashire, England.

  • He began his broadcasting career in 1968 with the BBC as a radio commentator.
  • Motson moved on to television in 1971, covering his first match for Match of the Day.
  • He was recognized for his dedication to the job, attending over 2,000 matches in his career.
  • Motson retired from full-time commentary in 2017, marking the end of an era in football broadcasting.
  • His final live television commentary was for the Arsenal vs. Watford match on Match of the Day in May 2018.
John Motson on the BBC
Legend John Motson’s death shook the footballing world (Image: BBC)

Pep invited Motty to the Etihad the following season in their exclusive Tunnel Club where you can enjoy a meal whilst watching the players walking out of the tunnel.

He also praised the legendary Match of the Day commentator by saying: “I know you are a legend here in Match of the Day”

John Motson talked about Kevin De Bruyne and asked Pep “What about the De Bruyne pass?”

Pep replied: “He’s a master, he’s a master!”

In 2001, Motson was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for his services to sports broadcasting.

You can see the wholesome footage below courtesy of the official BBC Sport Twitter:

An emotional moment indeed, John Motson will be deeply missed.