Soccer club mourns legend, then realizes hes alive

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LONDON (AP) - An English amateur soccer team mourning the death of one of its greatest players discovered an important error in the tributes by the club and local press to the 86-year-old man — he's still alive.

Tommy Farrer had the rare distinction of reading his own obituary as a former "legend" with northern amateur side Bishop Auckland FC.

The mistake came to light when an official of the club, which held a solemn minute of silence before a match last week, called Farrer's wife to offer condolences.

A surprised Gladys Farrer said her husband had indeed departed — but only for a few minutes to buy a newspaper and would be back soon if the official wanted to talk to him.

Farrer, a former England amateur who played in three Wembley finals, said in Friday editions of the Northern Echo: "We are not upset, but we did think it was a bit of a joke at first."

Farrer said he wants to play down the mistake, saying it was time to "let it die." :D
 
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it might cost a bit more to print an obituary when the old cnut does die so they probably thought they,d beat the credit crunch by posting it a bit early.
 
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jibman said:
it might cost a bit more to print an obituary when the old cnut does die so they probably thought they,d beat the credit crunch by posting it a bit early.
Club secretary should have gone round there and rectified the situation straight away!
 
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A_Knocker_Till_The_End said:
similar to heskey or ronaldo, they have been known to lay flat out on the pitch for 90 mins at a time giving the impression that they are lifeless.
Yea unfortunatly footie has become a sport of hermers, not like the old days
 

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