Michael Robinson dies

first_imgFormer player and television commentator Michael Robinson has died on Tuesday at the age of 61 after a long fight against melanoma with metastases that he suffered since December 2018. Despite the fact that the disease was revealed to be incurable from the start, he continued to work as a commentator on Movistar + and on Cadena SER almost until the last day. ANDThe last game he narrated was, oddly, at Anfield, on March 11, in a Champions League match against Atlético de Madrid. The Reds, their Reds, were eliminated in an unforgettable match. A goal by Morata was the last he saw from the cabin. The worst news in the best scenario.Robinson’s death was announced on his own Twitter profile: “With tremendous sadness we inform you of Michael’s death. It leaves us with a great emptiness, but also countless memories, full of the same love that you have shown him. We will be eternally grateful to you for making this man so happy, he never walked alone. Thank you”. An endearing message for a man with two brilliant careers, that of footballer and that of communicator. With tremendous sadness we inform you of Michael’s death. It leaves us with a great emptiness, but also countless memories, full of the same love that you have shown him. We will be eternally grateful to you for making this man SO HAPPY, he never walked alone. Thank you– Michael Robinson (@michaelrobinson) April 28, 2020Leicester-born Robinson was always linked to the history of the Liverpool, although he debuted in 1975 in the ranks of the Preston North End. From there he went to Manchester City and then to Brighton before joining the Reds in 1983, definitely the team of his life, despite the fact that he only played two seasons. Still gave him time to conquer a League, a League Cup and the 1984 European Cup, on penalties against Roma and in Rome. “I always celebrated not having to shoot a penalty that day. I was going to throw the sixth. Many of us were afraid to screw it up. ” He was in charge of bringing the Cup to the plane, but he forgot it at the airport duty free. “Going back for it, I did the fastest sprint of my career.”DAILY AS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Michael Robinson, in his time as an Osasuna player.DAILY AS “Going to see Liverpool at Anfield was like Santa Claus came every fortnight. Playing there was playing for a cause, having added value. You were trying to make people proud. Those were society gladiators who lost their job with Margaret Thatcher, “Esquire recalled in an interview.From there he jumped to Queens Park Rangers, in which he would play three seasons, until his arrival at Osasuna, in 1986, now 28 years old and with too many knee injuries in tow. “I came for football and fell in love with Spain,” he has stated on several occasions. In the Navarrese team he would play three more years, in which he would score twelve goals in 59 games. “At first I didn’t even know where he was, I thought the city was called Osasuna. When I saw the penultimate team, I told my wife that I couldn’t save him, that they should have signed Spiderman or David Copperfield. He had other offers, but to sign up for Osasuna seemed very romantic to me. Before the first game I saw that there was a habit of praying before jumping onto the field. I told my father that my suspicions were confirmed, that we were so bad that we had to pray before playing. “English by birth, would play 24 games with the Irish team, due to the ancestry of her maternal family.His second careerAs soon as he retired, he began working at Eurosport and collaborating with Televisión Española, as a commentator on the matches of the English League and, subsequently, of the 1990 World Cup. His peculiar style, his sense of humor and his accent caught the attention of Alfredo Relaño, then head of sports for Canal +. Since then he began a long journalistic career, which led him to present spaces such as ‘El Día after’, by the same network, and to comment on the most interesting game of each day with his inseparable Carlos Martínez. “The Day After is the program I have always wanted to see and have never seen. It is the work of my life. I am more proud of that program than of the European Cup.”In 2007 he launched the Robinson Report program, with in-depth reports on the world of sports: “The program is not about winners and losers. It has to leave a moral. Sport is the pretext to tell stories.” Later he would spread the formula to the radio, with the Cadena SER ‘Robinson Accent’ program, where he placed special emphasis on the human face of the athletes. Throughout these years he has collaborated in various spaces of the SER and also, for a time, in the newspaper AS. In 2017 he received the Vázquez Montalbán International Prize, in the category of sports journalism.Robinson was always a multifaceted character. It was the image of a very popular video game in the nineties, PC Fútbol, and he acted as a voice actor in the animated films Shrek and Shrek 2. A devoted fan of rugby, he promoted the Super Iberica project, a professional league that did not work. He was also a director of Cádiz.last_img

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