Players’ important proposals before the League

April 1, 1921
At the Grand Hotel, Manchester, yesterday, Mr. John McKenna presided over a meeting of the Management Committee of the Football League.

A deputation from the Players’ Union met the League to consider several proposed alterations to rules. It was suggested by the Union to abolish all financial restrictions, and promulgate a scheme which would prevent first team players earning less than second team players. The League were also asked to protect players from agreements not carried out.

The League Committee agreed to consider the proposals at their meeting, and submit the whole case for final decision to the annual general meeting in May.

For a breach of Rule 13, in illegally signing of Warner (London Customs House), the Burnley were fined £250. The players League registration was cancelled.

The Players’ Union were granted permission to play an annual match for the benefit of the Union, conditional to the Football Association’s final sanction.
(Source: Sheffield Daily Telegraph: April 2, 1921; via © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited

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