Manchester United and England legend Sir Bobby Charlton has been diagnosed with dementia as revealed by top news sources.
The World Cup Winner winner with England saw his older brother Jack succumb to the same condition and so was Nobby Stiles a fellow England teammate.
Football fans and followers have been saddened by the news terming it a very concerning diagnosis to befall the sport.
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“Yet another hero of our 1966 World Cup winning team has been diagnosed with dementia. Perhaps the greatest of them all, @SirBobby. This is both very sad and deeply concerning.” said Gary Lineker.
In response to Gary, Martha who is a correspondent with Sky News noted that Sir Bobby Charlton was the fifth of England 1966World Cup winners to be diagnosed with dementia.
“Five of England’s 1966 World Cup winners have now been diagnosed with dementia. Study last year found former footballers 3.5 times more likely to suffer from dementia, the cruelest of diseases. Very stark indeed” said Martha Kelner.