Family and friends are mourning the death of Harry Gregg who recently passed away.
Harry Gregg, Manchester United soccer legend and a member of the team involved in a notorious 1958 plane crash that killed eight of his teammates, has died at the age of 87, his foundation announced Monday.
Henry Gregg, OBE was a Northern Irish professional footballer and manager. A goalkeeper, he played for Manchester United during the reign of Sir Matt Busby, with a total of 247 appearances for the club. He was a survivor of the Munich air disaster in 1958.
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The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Sadly, Harry Gregg’s Munich clock never appeared to move forward from that runway. Last night, he finally rejoined those lads whose deaths have haunted him for decades. Hopefully, he’s giving them a hard time as they rain down shots at him. The champions of heaven since 1958….. pic.twitter.com/6VmYQwaC4J
— John Ludden (@Johnludds) February 17, 2020
17 years ago I interviewed Harry Gregg at his house. He’d had a bout of poor health but had been out that morning for a run on Downhill beach. I said “that’s impressive” and he replied “aye well, you do it for the lads who aren’t able to do it”. That line always stayed with me.
— Declan Lawn (@DecLawn) February 17, 2020
Its worth mentioning Harry Gregg played for Man United 13 days after he pulled people from the plane crash. Says all you need to know about the man. Wanted to be remembered as a footballer & not a hero. He was both. Sir Matt & the lads are waiting for you big man pic.twitter.com/IMFgg3ioeq
— MUFC Flags & Banners (@mufc_banners) February 17, 2020
You think Roy Keane, Japp Stam and Vinnie Jones were hard?
Harry Gregg survived a plane crash, ran into the burning wreckage of said plane to rescue his teammates and suited up a couple of week later to play for the team.
That, my friends, is the hardest shit EVER.
— Jay Lokegaonkar (@jayloke10) February 17, 2020