The football fraternity has once again been hit by a tragedy after an England legend sadly passed away after contracting the coronavirus.
Norman Hunter, who was part of the Three Lions' FIFA World Cup-winning squad in 1966, has lost his fight with COVID-19, his former club Leeds United confirmed on Friday.
"Leeds United are devastated to learn of the passing of club icon Norman Hunter at the age of 76," a statement on Leeds' official website read.
"Norman was taken to hospital last week after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and despite continuing to battle and the best efforts of NHS staff, he sadly lost his fight earlier this morning."
Hunter made a huge 726 appearances for Leeds United, with whom he won the English league title twice, and also represented England 28 times. He was also the first winner of the PFA Players' Player of the Year award in 1974.
We, at Soccer Laduma, would like to express our condolences to Hunter's family and friends.