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Leeds legend Hunter dies after contracting

coronavirus

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Leeds United great Norman Hunter died in hospital aged 76 after h coronavirus.

The hard-tackling centre-back, nicknamed ‘Bites Yer Legs’, was a key player in Leeds’ most successful era.

He won two league titles during a 14 year first-team career at Elland Road, and was a non-playing member of England’s 1966 World Cup winning team.

Hunter was admitted to hospital on 10 April after testing positive for coronavirus.

Leeds, said Hunter’s death leaves “a big hole” in the family.

“your legacy will never be forgotten and our thoughts are with Norman’s family and friends at this very difficult time,” the club said, in a statement.

more to follow.

published on Fri, 17 Apr 2020 09:56:42

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