Tuesday, April 23 – 1912
A commission appointed by the Football League sat at York yesterday to inquire into the result of the Newcastle United and Liverpool match, which was played at Newcastle on Saturday, the 13th inst., and which ended in a draw.
After taking the evidence of the officials, the captains of the respective clubs, and having before them the written evidence of several people who were present at the match, the Commission were unanimously of opinion that the match was not “squared,” and that the players conducted the game in an honest, fair, and sporting spirit.
They regretted that barracking and abusive language were indulged in by a section of the crowd towards the players, and concurred in the opinion of Mr. Watt, the secretary of the Newcastle United Club, that the betting evil was responsible for it.
(Dundee Courier, 24-04-1912)