A bribe attempt on Liverpool?


October 6, 1922
Three famous players of the Liverpool Football League Club received anonymous letters offering them bribes of £10 each to let Burnley win the match at Liverpool on September 23rd. The game resulted in a win for the home team by three clear goals. The players reported the matter to the club secretary, who gave the letters to his directors, and these gentlemen, after consultation, decided to forward them to the police. The players concerned are Elisha Scott, the goalkeeper; Dick Johnson, the centre-forward; and Walter Wadsworth, the centre-half.

Football authorities in Liverpool are inclined to thin that the affair is in the nature of a hoax. The letters bore the Liverpool postmark, but no address, or anything to give a clue as to the identity of the sender.
(Western Times: October 6, 1922)

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