The FA and rough play

Thursday, October 26 – 1893
A sub-committee of the Football Association met at Derby last evening, Mr. Clegg, presiding, to consider a report of Mr. Tranter, the referee in a League match, Newton Heath v Derby County, in which serious allegations of rough play were made against Newton Heath, specific charges being made of roughness on of Robert Donaldson, John Clements, and George Perrins. Perrins was also reported for having insulted the referee at the close of the game.

At the same meeting the case of Caesar Jenkyns, who was ordered off the field for roughness in the match between Liverpool and Small Heath, was considered. After hearing evidence the committee announced that their decision in each case would be reported to the Association, by whom it will be communicated to the parties concerned.
(Manchester Courier, 27-10-1893)

Robert Donaldson, Newton Heath (Manchester United).


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