Nobby dementia row
Daily Mirror|December 03, 2021
Son kicked out of club after dishing out header leaflets

THE son of World Cup winner Nobby Stiles has been kicked out of a football training ground for giving players leaflets on dementia risks.

John Stiles is angry that players are still not taught about the dangers, a year after his dad became the fourth member of the England 1966 world champions team to die from the disease.

He produced a pamphlet highlighting research into how years of heading footballs could damage the brain.

On Tuesday he visited his former club Doncaster Rovers to hand out the leaflets, but he said players were told not to speak to him.

Former Leeds United defender John said: “I started handing leaflets to one or two players.

“They were lovely lads. I was looking at their faces thinking, 'I don't want them to go through what my dad did'. It was emotional.

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