Best to buried from Stormont

Peter Hain has given permission for George Best’s funeral to take place up at Stormont. As one journalist quipped, maybe that’ll be the right time for Northern Ireland’s politicians to quit when they’re ahead and bow out when the feelgood factor is still strong. His body is to be flown home on Wednesday. Sporting Life has the details.

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