Peter Brackley: Former BBC Radio Sport broadcaster and commentator dies aged 67
Peter Brackley began his career with BBC Radio Brighton before switching to television

Sports broadcaster and commentator Peter Brackley has died in hospital aged 67 following a short illness.

The former BBC Radio Sport presenter worked on Sport on 2, the forerunner to 5 live Sport, in the 1970s and 80s before working for ITV and Sky.

Brackley, who began his career with BBC Radio Brighton, also commentated on Italian football for Channel 4 in the 1990s.

Premier League football club Brighton paid tribute to a “lifelong fan”.

The Seagulls’ chief executive Paul Barber said: “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 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.

He also featured on Saint and Greavsie, the Ian St John and Jimmy Greaves programme.

Brackley, who was was an accomplished impressionist, also provided voices for puppets on the satirical current affairs show Spitting Image.

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