Monday, October 29 – 1917
At the sitting of the Football Commision appointed by the Lancashire Football Association, at Preston, yesterday, Thomas Cunliffe, the well-known Liverpool outside left who admitted having betted on coupons on two successive weeks and also during previous seasons knowing he was acting contrary to football rules, was suspended for ever from taking part in football or football management. The commission also decided that he be prevented from entering any football ground. The commission in a rider issued a warning to players that permanent suspension must follow any breach of football rules prohibiting betting.
(Western Daily Press, 30-10-1917)
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