Lifelong Brighton supporter and former Football Italia commentator Brackley has died at the age of 67
Broadcaster and lifelong Brighton fan Peter Brackley has died at the age of 67, the Premier League club have announced.
Brackley is best known as the voice of Channel Four’s Football Italia.
Brighton chief executive Paul Barber said on the club’s official website: “So many of us here at the club knew Peter well. He was a hugely talented, knowledgeable, funny and, above all else, a good man.
“We will miss him. Our condolences go out to Peter’s family, including our colleague and his nephew Paul, and all of his many friends.”
Brackley began his career with BBC Radio Brighton before switching to television. He worked for ITV and Sky before joining Football Italia, where he worked throughout the 1990s.
He worked at four World Cups for ITV and two European Championships and provided the commentary for popular video game Pro Evolution Soccer before working for Albion in the community in recent years.
Below you can see a selection of touching tributes to Brackley from some of the biggest names in British sports journalism.
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