FA Chair Bernstein Remembers Bobby Moore, Says Organization 'Could Have Done More'
On the 20th anniversary of the death of legendary English footballer BOBBY MOORE, FA Chair DAVID BERNSTEIN remembered the former England captain in an op-ed piece in the SUNDAY TIMES. Bernstein wrote, "Bobby was the man who led England to our ultimate moment of football glory. He embodied the best of the game and remains an eternal credit to his family, friends and everyone involved with West Ham United. Twenty years on from his untimely death the nation’s pride in his memory should not be diminished. On the contrary, I believe that over the passing of time the magnitude of his achievements have been put into their significant perspective. He was simply one of the nation’s greatest-ever footballers. I am aware the FA has been criticised over its treatment of Bobby once he retired from football. It saddens me that this is the case, and while I am not privy to exactly what happened at the time, it is clear to me the organisation could have done more. Over more recent years the FA has worked very closely with the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK, also now in its 20th anniversary year. We will continue to work with Bobby’s charity and its campaign this coming year, at England home matches and at the FA Cup semi-finals and final. I encourage all fans to text to donate and Make Bobby Proud in support of the life-changing work being done by Cancer Research UK (SUNDAY TIMES, 2/24).