Former Crystal Palace and Brighton frontman Glenn Murray has announced his retirement from football, as reported by Sky Sports.
An outstanding servant to the English game, the Cumbrian has decided to call time on a career which has spanned over 19 years featuring for 12 different clubs [Transfermarkt].
Most recently at Sky Bet Championship club Nottingham Forest [BBC], he will undoubtedly be sorely missed by every club he played for.
In recent years especially, not many footballing issues have harmoniously bound together the fans of Crystal Palace and Brighton & Hove Albion. Fierce rivals on the pitch, they also have their fair share of tensions off it.
Nevertheless, Steve Parish’s tweet on Murray was quick to unite Seagulls and Eagles fans – a fitting tribute to a man who is still loved by both sets of the divide to this day.
Parish encapsulates his feelings in an honest manner, saying: “A fantastic player, wrote his name in our history for ever – but perhaps his greatest achievement is to be loved by the fans of two fierce rivals.”
Albion fans responded with hordes of positive messages, testament to how well their former hero is still received both on the south coast and in south London to this day.
Fans praise Parish post
“couldn’t agree more. And as a Brighton fan that’s hard to admit. The word Legend is used a lot. But
@GM_83 fits that word and then some #bhafc”
“Absolutely Steve Massive mistake by Poyet to sell Muzza & as much as we hated it at the time, he was only doing what was right by his family signing for you lot and getting the best deal he could So much respect for Glenn, even if he did score too many goals against us”
“Didnt ever want to agree with parish but totally agree. Ultimate professional.”
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