The forgotten story of … the referee smuggled from irate fans in disguise

27 March 2019
AH Blythe infuriated Newport fans by abandoning a game at 5-1 – and escaped in a police car disguised as an ambulancemanOn this day in 1951, Good Friday as it happened, promotion-chasing Norwich City travelled to Newport County for a game in the Third Division (South). The Canaries had won three of their last four and drawn the other, and were two points behind Nottingham Forest in the chase for the single promotion spot, while County were in ordinary form and marooned in the middest of mid-table. But in this match form, logic and, in the end, common decency went out the window. Related: The forgotten story of … Di Jones and the footballers who died of tetanus Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian