Best won’t take it to the Bridge

The Diary hears that George Best may pull out of McCann-Erickson’s booze-fuelled football evening at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge next month.

Best, one of the greatest footballers ever, was due to be the star speaker until he fell off the wagon again.

Party organisers made frantic calls to Best’s agent after reading in the Sunday papers that the former Man Utd star is to be given emetic drug implants to help fight his addiction.

“We think there’s a good chance he’ll turn up, otherwise we’ll be forced to get a replacement,” said an insider.

The Diary sincerely hopes FA chief executive Adam Crozier won’t be the substitute. Rumour has it his speeches are like the German national team: simple and well organised – but lacking flair.

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