Ex-England defender Norman Hunter is being treated in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus, his former club Leeds United have confirmed.
Hunter, 76, played 726 games in 15 years at Elland Road, won two league titles and played in the 1975 European Cup final defeat by Bayern Munich.
He was also part of Sir Alf Ramsey’s England squad for the 1966 World Cup and went on to win 28 caps in total.
“Keep battling Norman, we are all with you,” a Leeds statement said.
“We would like to take this opportunity to remind the public and the media to respect the wishes of Norman and his family and to give them the space they need during this difficult time.”
Hunter’s reputation as a fearsome tackler was borne out by his nickname ‘Bites yer legs’.
Source: News update