The iconic BBC commentator John Matson has passed away at the age of 77
John Matson, who commentated some of the most iconic moments in football, has passed away as confirmed by BBC.
The footballing world pays tribute to John Mattson
John Motson worked as a commentator for BBC sport for nearly 50 years. The Englishman was known mostly for his work in football and covered 10 World Cups as well as 10 European Championship.
Motson worked on the famous Match of the Day program at BBC from 1971 and commentated on nearly 2,500 matches in his 50-year career.
Many English footballers came out with tributes to the legendary commentator following his death on Thursday.
Former Leicester City, Everton, Barcelona, Tottenham and England striker Gary Lineker, the host of Match of the Day, tweeted: “Deeply saddened to hear that John Motson has died.
“A quite brilliant commentator and the voice of football in this country for generations. He’ll be very much missed. RIP Motty.”
Kevin Campbell, former Arsenal player and a co-worker of Motson, said: “Rest in Peace John “Motty” Motson an absolute legend and gentleman.”
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher posted: “RIP John Motson. An absolute Legend of the game. So many of us grew up listening to this man describe the action and goals on MOTD & cup finals. Sad loss.”
“RIP John Motson,” tweeted Gary Neville.
Many of the Premier League clubs like Everton, Fulham and Bournemouth also paid tribute to Motson.