Leeds United issue update on health of Whites legend and World Cup winner Norman Hunter

Leeds United have issued an update on the health of club legend and England World Cup winner Norman Hunter, who is fighting 'incredibly hard' against coronavirus in hospital.

Thursday, 16th April 2020, 1:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th April 2020, 1:01 pm
LEGEND: Norman Hunter, pictured here receiving a centenary shirt from Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani, is fighting coronavirus in hospital.

The 76-year-old, who played well over 500 games for the Whites in a glittering career as a Revie boy, remains severely unwell but his family have expressed their gratitude for the support received from the club's supporters and the care he is receiving from the NHS.

A club spokesperson said: "Norman Hunter continues to battle the COVID-19 virus in hospital and whilst he is, as expected, fighting incredibly hard, remains severely unwell.

"His family would like to take this opportunity to thank all Leeds United supporters for their amazing messages and well wishes.

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HERO: Norman Hunter and the Revie boys were afforded the Freedom of the City last year for their success as Leeds United players.

"They would also like to say a huge thank you the NHS doctors and nurses who continue to do an amazing job 24 hours a day for Norman and all of those currently in their care.

"As a club, we would also like to thank our fans, the wider football community and the media for respecting the wishes of privacy from the family at this time.

"We will continue to provide regular updates in the coming days.

"Keep fighting Norman, we are all with you."