RIOT IN THE AFTERLIFE
Scottish footballer Peter Lorimer has died after a battle with brain cancer aged 74. Lorimer debuted for Leeds in 1962 and spent the next 17 seasons at the club, winning two league titles and two FA Cups under Don Revie. He was part of the team which reached the 1975 European Cup final, and in a controversial game, it was his disallowed goal which started the riots. He played twenty one times for Scotland, and played all three of our games at the 1974 World Cup finals. He remained a regular radio pundit on the fall (and recent rise) of Leeds United until his health began to decline. Although with the number of Leeds legends who have died in the last year, and others in failing health, one wonders what sort of deal the club did with Mephistopheles to get back into the topflight. One supposes we should have guessed when they signed Bielsabub. He was a unique pick for Open the Pearly Gates.
14 December 1946 – 20 March 2021