William Smith in court

Thursday, June 13 – 1901
In giving judgment on a claim made at Rochester County Court today by William Smith, professional footballer, belonging to Liverpool, against the directors of the Chatham Football Company for wages amounting to £20, the Judge (Sir Wm. Selfe) overruled the directors’ contention that, according to the football laws, the dispute could only be adjudicated upon by the English Football Association. He gave judgment for plaintiff with costs.
(Sunderland Daily Echo, 13-06-1901)

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