Sir Bobby Charlton’s death sent this old Carlsberg ‘pub team’ ad viral and it’s a wonderfully nostalgic watch

Sad news at the weekend that Sir Bobby Charlton, England World Cup winner and one of the all-time football greats, has died aged 86.

Here’s how the football world paid tribute to the Manchester United legend.

And a footnote – a small footnote – to all the memories people were sharing on Twitter was this Carlsberg ad which you might have forgotten about.

It’s the ‘best put team in the world’ ad from back in 2006 which many people reckoned was also the best ad in the world. See how many of the former England players you can spot (you can have Bobby Charlton for free, obviously …)

Fabulous. And this – if it’s true – makes it even better.

Just in case you were wondering …

Wonderful stuff.

Here’s someone who worked on it …

And you can read all about it over here.

RIP Sir Bobby Charlton.

Source @irish_pics