Alan Hansen to leave Match of the Day: the reaction


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Alan Hansen, 58, has announced he will quit his role as a Match of the Day pundit after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Known for his hatred of bad defending, Hansen said: "I've been in football for 41 years and I'm going out right at the top, just as I did at Liverpool.

"I have worked for a great organisation with wonderful people on the most fantastic programme."

As he leaves Britain's most watched football show after 22 years, here's a selection of the mixed responses from footy fans.

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