Wednesday 29 October 2014

Little Gnome Weather Fact #5

October 29th 1932 Arctic Football

In sleet, snow, thick mud and an Arctic wind Blackburn Rovers play Sheffield United in the old football first division. The game is tough for both players and supporters. During the second half the match is suspended for 10 minutes to allow players some respite.

However when the game resumes the referee losses consciousness, but a sterner made linesman takes over. The weather is so bad that 3 Sheffield United players refuse to return to the pitch. Blackburn went on to win 3-0.

The weather was not only bad in Blackburn at Blackpool 5 Chelsea players had to leave the field suffering from exposure.

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