Failure of a football player

March 29, 1893
William Cecil Campbell, professional football player for Darwen, came up for public examination at Blackburn Bankruptcy Court this morning.

His liabilities were £237, and his assets £64. He attributed his failure to non-payment of purchase money of a business he formerly carried on at Middlesbrough as an athletic outfitter.

Part of the deficiency was due to travelling expenses between Darwen, Middlesbrough, and Scotland.
(Liverpool Echo: March 29, 1893)