The FA hands out tough suspension for Yeats


Wednesday, March 11 – 1964
Liverpool manager Bill Shankly and centre-half Ron Yeats, strode angrily from yesterday’s Football Association Disciplinary Committee meeting in Leicester.
They were bitterly upset at the 14 days’ suspension that forces key defender Yeats to miss vital League games against Bolton, Leicester, and Spurs.
Yeats, sent off with Arsenal centre-forward Joe Baker at Highbury on February 15, will be out of action until the return match with Spurs at Anfield on Easter Monday, and Liverpool feel that his absence in between will seriously threaten their First Division title hopes.
Baker also received a fortnight’s suspension, but he said: –
“Well, my first – and definitely my last appearance at this sort of thing. Just think, all this for 10 seconds of silliness in the heat of the moment. I am very sorry about it all now. But I am glad it’s over, although it’s a bit of a blow to be out for a couple of weeks.”
Yeats studied the FA statement which found that both players struck blows, but added that Baker also kicked the Liverpool player, and declared:
“I’m not worried about the loss of money. It’s the loss to the club for the next fortnight that I feel most.”
(Daily Express, 12-03-1964)

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