Sad death of a spectator

Monday, January 23 – 1899
It was reported to the Liverpool Coroner to-day that James Crossley, a boatman, fell down in an unconscious condition while leaving the Liverpool football ground, on Saturday afternoon – the match between Everton and Liverpool. He had displayed considerable excitement during the game. He was picked up and taken to the hospital, but was on arrival found to be dead. (Manchester Evening News, 23-01-1899)

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