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Thou Shalt Not Pass

by | 5th, December 2005

‘CONSIDERING that he was such a star in the 1960s and 1970s, it’s a wonder no-one threw a toilet roll at George Best’s funeral car.

Let him be

Instead, there were flowers, tossed with all the accuracy of teenage ball boys as the car carrying the footballer’s body made its way to Belfast’s Roselawn Cemetery.

Surprisingly, the body will not be buried on an island in the middle of a lake, as Princess Diana’s was. Which means the grave is accessible to one and all, necessitating the presence of a security guard.

The Suns says the worry is that Best’s fans will walk on the plot, damage neighbouring graves and mess with floral tributes.

Better, perhaps, the obsessed leave the burial site to the man’s friends and relatives. And just wait for the TV biopic of Best’s life to hit the screens.

As the Sun says, plans are already afoot to immortalise Best on celluloid, with Calum Best playing his father as younger man and James Nesbitt playing George in his later years.

Princess Diana will play herself…’

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