Many hurt in ticket rush


March 19, 1950
Seven people received hospital treatment and more than sixty got first-aid treatment on Everton and Liverpool football grounds yesterday, when more than 40,000 queued for tickets for next Saturday’s semi-final.

At one time it looked as if a dangerous situation would develop when the 20,000 strong, two-mile-long queue at Everton got out of hand. Police reinforcements on foot, aided by mounted police and St. John’s Ambulance Brigade men, rushed to the main gates to keep the crowd in check.

Police and ambulance men linked arms across roads leading to the main entrances and forced the struggling crowd into some semblance of order.
The injuries were mainly bruises and cuts.
(Aberdeen Journal: March 19, 1950)