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George Best footballer Manchester United footballer surrounded by photographers at

George Best footballer Manchester United footballer surrounded by photographers at Highbury after being sent off in the match against Arsenal.
22nd August 1970

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Media ID 21536188

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Camera Dismissal Media Photographer Press Red Card Sent Off Expressions Shame


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In this print from Memory Lane Prints, we are transported back to the intense atmosphere of Highbury Stadium on the 22nd of August, 1970. The legendary George Best, adorned in his iconic Manchester United kit, finds himself at the center of a media storm after being sent off during a heated match against Arsenal. Surrounded by a sea of photographers eagerly capturing every moment, their cameras poised to immortalize this historic event, Best's face reveals a mix of emotions. There is an undeniable sense of shame etched across his features as he walks towards the tunnel with his head held low. The weight of disappointment seems to hang heavy upon him. The crowd in the background adds another layer to this snapshot in time - their expressions ranging from disbelief to frustration. It is clear that they too feel the impact of Best's dismissal and its potential consequences for their beloved team. This image serves as a powerful reminder not only of George Best's immense talent but also highlights how even footballing legends can be subject to moments that test their character. It captures both the intensity and vulnerability that come with being under constant scrutiny by both fans and press alike. As we gaze upon this photograph, we are reminded once again why George Best remains one of football's most enigmatic figures - forever immortalized through lenses capturing moments like these.

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