Actor Ashton Kutcher has updated his Instagram feed for a legendary football player, Gale Sayers, and showed his respect in a beautiful tribute.
Gale Sayers, the will-o’-the-wisp running back who in a short but brilliant career with the Chicago Bears left opponents, as they used to say, clutching at air, died early on Wednesday at his home in Wakarusa, Ind. He was 77. His stepson Guy Bullard said the cause was complications of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Sayers’ fame reached beyond the football field in 1971 with the release of the Emmy-winning television movie ‘Brian’s Song’, based on his friendship with his teammate Brian Piccolo, who died of cancer at the age of 26.
Kutcher took to Instagram to share the advice of the late football player and mourned him. He also posted a photo of them taken together.
Here’s what he wrote:
“I asked Gale Sayers for the best advise he ever received. From his HS football coach: ‘When it’s you vs 1 person you should win 100% of the time, when it’s you vs 2 people you win 75% of the time. Set your expectations higher than others imagine, then exceed them.’ RIP”
See the Instagram post below.