Jack Charlton is being remembered this morning as Irish people young and old pay tribute to the man who led us to our first two World Cups.
It was announced this morning that former Ireland manager Jack Charlton has passed away at the age of 85. A hugely popular figure, Charlton received the Freedom of Dublin in 1994.
It cannot be underestimated how much of an impact Jack Charlton made on Irish society throughout the 80s and 90s and that mood is reflected in the abundance of tributes that are pouring in this morning....
Can’t speak...... hearts just broke. 💔 love you Jack.
— Jason Mcateer (@MCATEER4) July 11, 2020
— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) July 11, 2020
Jack Charlton is a name that will always, always evoke fond memories of Irish football.
We use the word legend too flippantly these days.
Jack was that and more.
Thanks for the memories. #RIP big man.#RIPJack pic.twitter.com/2vnxlAZKLx
— YBIG (@YouBoysInGreen) July 11, 2020
— Brian O'Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) July 11, 2020
RIP Big Jack 😢
A giant in Irish Football ☘️
Some fabulous moments🎙
“....and Houghton, one-nil !”🏴
“...awww WheeeLAAN !!” 🇷🇺
“...a nation holds its breath, yes we’re there” 🇷🇴
“...on to it comes Houghton, and Houghton with the shot...eeeRRAAYY HOUGHTON !!” 🇮🇹 #RIPJack pic.twitter.com/2mccNSacSI
— Rory Fitzgerald (@RoryFitz9) July 11, 2020
I don’t have the words to describe just how much Jack Charlton meant to Irish people and how much he did for our country. He gave us the best of times. Thanks for giving a 15 year old kid on work experience a break. Much love to your family. RIP Big Jack 💚 pic.twitter.com/UX4X8haYd1
— enda brady (@SkyEnda) July 11, 2020
Profound sadness on hearing that Jack Charlton has passed away. A good man who did so much for Irish soccer and left an indelible mark on our national story. May he rest in peace.
— Dunphy_Official (@Dunphy_Official) July 11, 2020
As well as being viewed as a legendary figure here, English-born Jack is being mourned in his homeland as well where he was part of the World Cup-winning team in 1966.
We are devastated by the news that Jack Charlton, a member of our World Cup-winning team of 1966, has passed away.
Our deepest sympathies are with Jack’s family, friends and former clubs. pic.twitter.com/eSGjbOpo7Y
— England (@England) July 11, 2020
Sadly missed by those who knew him and those who felt they knew him.
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