Lafferty takes off best in Belfast

  • Updated: Jun 13, 2016 07:56 IST

BELFAST: Kyle Lafferty is not normally mentioned in the same breath as Northern Irish football legend George Best but on Sunday he replaced him for one day in the title of Belfast airport. Northern Ireland are making their first appearance at a major finals since the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, thus earning a comparison with Best for Lafferty, 28, who scored seven goals in qualifying. “George Best was one of the greatest footballers the world has ever seen and we hope that this name change for the day will help inspire Kyle to glory against Poland and in the rest of the tournament,” an airport spokesperson told The Belfast Telegraph.

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