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Tribute to Best's sausage adverts
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There are various plans to commemorate George Best
George Best's short-lived career advertising sausages is to be marked with a commemorative plaque.

Best advertised Cookstown Sausages in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when he was at the peak of his footballing powers at Manchester United.

He told viewers that Cookstown bangers are "the Best family sausages".

Now 35 years after Best's iconic appearance, a memorial will be placed outside the pork factory in the County Tyrone town.

Fondly remembered It follows a request to the district council by Cookstown Glentoran Supporters Club members for some sort of permanent memorial to Best in the town following the "fondly remembered" adverts.

It comes as a campaign began in Belfast last month to raise 200,000 for a statue of Best planned for his home city.

There are plans to unveil the statue by the time of the second anniversary of Best's death in November.

The statue will be located temporarily at the front of Belfast City Hall before finding a permanent home in the city centre.

Last September, Belfast City Airport was renamed in Best's honour and a plane has also been named after him.

And one million commemorative George Best 5 notes issued by the Ulster Bank sold out in days.

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