Several people have said in this thread that we should show respect for the man because he has died. If you extend this "logic" we should also show respect for Attila The Hun, Caligula, Vlad The Impaler, Judas Escariot, Dr Crippen, Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Fred West, etc. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying George Best should be compared with mass murderers, I use these names merely to make a point because they are all dead and all names people will recognise. People do not deserve our respect just because they have managed to die, this is a skill we all have, and will all eventually accomplish. People deserve respect for the way they live and sadly, on balance, George Best does not exactly rate up there with Florence Nightingale, Gandi, Princess Diana, Mother Teressa or even my nan.