The unforgettable football player of the Chicago Bears, Gale Sayers, who had a short but wonderful career, died early Wednesday at the age of 77 at his home in Wakarusa, Indiana. His stepson Guy Bullar said the cause of death was dementia and complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
Many famous names from sports, cinema, music, and many more mourned the late football player by paying their tributes. One of them was the former heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson.
In Twitter, the 53-year-old former boxer said that he had only met the late football player twice and made a great impression on him. Tyson also remembered a story between him and Sayers while meeting up.
In the story, Tyson said Sayers that ‘you’re not that big.’ But the legendary football player had a perfect response for Mike. He responded to the boxer and said that ‘my heart is big enough.’
Here’s the tweet:
“Gale Sayers was a man I only met 2 times but he left a big impression. I remember saying to him at our 1st meeting, “You’re not that big”. His response, ‘My heart is big enough.’ RIP to a good man.”
Check out the Twitter post below.
Gale Sayers was a man I only met 2 times but he left a big impression. I remember saying to him at our 1st meeting, “You’re not that big”. His response, “My heart is big enough”. RIP to a good man.
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) September 24, 2020