Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Sir Bobby's Car in Post-Match Prang

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Sir Bobby's Car in Post-Match Prang

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Byline: MICHAEL MARSH Reporter michael.marsh@ncjmedia.com

FOOTBALL legend Sir Bobby Charlton was involved in a car crash after Manchester United's victory over Liverpool The 80-year-old former Red Devils and England player was outside Old Trafford when his red Lexus 4X4 was hit. Sir Bobby, who was born in Ashington, Northumberland, was in the stands for Man United's 2-1 win on Saturday lunchtime.

After the game, his wife Norma is believed to have been driving when they collided with a car coming out of a side road.

The couple were seen standing at the side of the road shortly after the "prang" as police rushed to help them.

The driver of the other car was apparently astonished when he realised who he had hit.

An onlooker said: "He could not apologise enough. He was mortified."

Sir Bobby and his wife were involved in the crash on Warwick Road.

Sir Bobby Charlton A Manchester United spokeswoman told the Mirror: "Sir Bobby was involved in a bit of a prang as he left the ground. …

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