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Leeds great Norman Hunter 'severely unwell'

The 76-year-old was admitted to hospital with coronavirus last week.

Norman Hunter of Leeds United, in 1969.
Norman Hunter of Leeds United, in 1969.
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LEEDS SAY club great Norman Hunter remains “severely unwell” in hospital after being admitted with coronavirus last week.

Hunter, 76, was an unused player in England’s 1966 World Cup-winning squad and won two English titles and other silverware at Leeds.

The defender had a fearsome reputation as a tough tackler, shown by his nickname “Bites yer legs”.

“Norman Hunter continues to battle the COVID-19 virus in hospital and whilst he is, as expected, fighting incredibly hard, remains severely unwell,” said a statement from the Championship side.

“His family would like to take this opportunity to thank all Leeds United supporters for their amazing messages and well wishes.”

© – AFP, 2020 

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