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Published on Feb 24, 2013
 

Football: English FA chairman regrets Moore treatment

 
 

LONDON (AFP) - The English Football Association "could have done more" to help 1966 England World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore after he retired, FA chairman David Bernstein admitted on Sunday.

Bernstein, writing in the Sunday Times 20 years to the day since Moore died from cancer, said the FA should have utilised the former West Ham defender's expertise.

"Bobby was the man who led England to our ultimate moment of football glory. He remains an eternal credit to his family, friends and everyone involved with West Ham United," Bernstein wrote.

"I am aware the Football Association has been criticised over its treatment of Bobby once he retired from football.