Help support nominations for national treasure Harry Gregg to receive a knighthood.
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Mr Harry Gregg from Northern Ireland signed for Manchester United in October 1957.On 6th February 1958 his life was to change Manchester United were travelling back from Yugoslavia when the plane had to stop in Munich. After refuelling, the plane made three attempts to take off when on the third attempt disaster struck.
Mr Gregg managed to free himself and to help fellow passengers by pulling them to safety off the burning plane. He also pulled a baby and her mother from the wreckage.
That’s why I’m calling for him to get a knighthood. Harry’s quick thinking and bravery saved lives and amazingly he was back in action for Man Utd in just 2 weeks.
Just four months later, this amazing man was voted best goalkeeper in the World Cup after starring for Northern Ireland at finals in Sweden.
Harry Gregg has also set up a foundation to promote grassroots football. The “Harry Gregg Foundation” aims to provide a framework for youth football by promoting player development, community cohesion and participation in health recreation. This promotes good citizenship and also enables young people to grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society.
Harry has done so much for football over the last 60 years, his bravery in Munich on and his contribution to grassroots football and youth of today. For that Harry deserves a knighthood.
Please sign today if you think this national treasure deserves recognition for all that he has done for football.
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