Luther Blissett, the former Watford and England footballer, has had his charity work and efforts to fight racism officially recognised.
Blissett, who scored 186 goals in 503 games for Watford between 1975 and 1993 – and has been involved in ‘countless community projects’ since retiring from the professional game – has been made a Freeman of the Borough of Watford by the town council.
Quoted on the bbc.com, Peter Taylor, the town's mayor, said: ‘If anyone deserves to have the honour of Freedom of the Borough, it is Luther Blissett.’
The popular 63-year-old former centre forward said his was 'overwhelmed' by the gesture.
‘From the age of 17, I played for Watford FC, I was their first full England cap and won a golden boot for Europe,’ he said. ‘But what made that time even more special was our town and the wonderful golden-hearted people in it.[They are] my football family, right here in Watford.’
Blissett set the old First Division alight in his playing days, lea...
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