1970 World cup Mexico -Bobby Moore theft scandal
The England team took on added publicity because of a scandal. England’s football Captain and somewhat of a celebrity Bobby Moore was cleared of theft charges of a Bracelet he was accused of stealing in May earlier that year in Columbia. This was whilst the World cup Mexico 1970 warm-up matches were taking place. Moore was released on bail so that he could play the matches, the important one being against Brazil. The British Prime Minister Harold Wilson even stepped up to intervene.
Speculation took place that South Americans had never forgiven England for winning the world cup in 1966 and the view that Bobby Moore had been framed. The bracelet was a diamond and emerald item worth back then just over £600. Moore Bobby Charlton and a third unidentified footballer were meant to be in the shop at the time in question. This involved the Fuego Verde jewellery shop in the lobby of the Hotel Tequendama Bogota. Inconsistencies that Moore was accused of putting it in a certain blazer pocket that the jacket did not have. Moore?s fist-size was measured and found to be too large to fit through the hole in the display cabinet.
Below as the skies turned grey is a series of images to lift the spirits, that show the different aspects of the Bobby Moore Statue Outside Wembley Stadium. By the Royal Sculptor Philip Jackson it stands 6.1meters high/approx 20 Feet, in Bronze 2007. It Overlooks the walkway to the stadium on the upper level. Fans coming to football matches can take their photos at the base.