Heads up as Nobby Stiles’s death puts dementia in the spotlight
Growing number of cases proves that dementia needs to be addressed, says family of Manchester United great
The family of England’s World Cup winning midfielder Nobby Stiles, who died aged 78 last month, have urged authorities to address the “scandal” of dementia in the professional game which have left many yesteryear heroes struggling after retirement.
Stiles, who played in the World Cup winning team in 1966, had been diagnosed with dementia, as were many of his teammates such as Ray Wilson, Jack Charlton and most recently Manchester United great Bobby Charlton.
“How can it be that these players are left to struggle when the Premier League receives £3bn a year?” asked John Stiles, Nobby’s son...