Calum Best has a football flashback

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Calum Best, son of footballer George Best, did a double-take when Lisburn football fan Gary Bell asked him to sign a programme from a 1988 testimonial match held for his father.

On the front was his own signature as a seven-year-old boy.

Calum, who was in Gordon’s Chemist in Lisburn on Saturday to sign boxes of his aftershave for customers, had attended the testimonial in Belfast, on 8 August 1988, and had signed the programme then for Mr Bell. Naturally it came as a surprise to see his own handwriting again so many years later and he added his current signature.

The 1988 testimonial match was held for George Best at Windsor Park. Among the crowd were Sir Matt Busby and Bob Bishop, the scout who discovered Best. Those playing included Osvaldo Ardiles, Pat Jennings and Liam Brady. Best scored twice, one goal from outside the box, the other from the penalty spot.