Sunday, September 30, 2012

AN EXCITING SCENE - BULL SCATTERS FOOTBALL TEAMS AT HANLEY STAFFORDSHIRE

AN EXCITING SCENE - BULL SCATTERS FOOTBALL TEAMS AT HANLEY STAFFORDSHIRE
 11 May 1903

 
An exciting incident took place at the football match at Hanley, Staffordshire. The players, some of whom were dressed in bright red, commenced to play at Finney Gardens, in an adjoining field to which a bull was grazing. As soon as the game commenced, however, the animal broke through the fence, and to the consternation of the teams, dashed into the middle of them, quickly scattering them in all direction. First one and then another of the unhappy men in red received his unwelcome attentions, and they rushed precipitately from the ground.

Taurus afterwards turned his attention to the spectators and these he chased up and down the field pell mell. One of the players fell when the animal was right upon him, and received a kick on the knee. Before the lapse of any great length of time the uninvited visitor had cleared the field, where he remained in sole and undisputed possession.

The bull next varied his amusement by demolishing the corner flags then tried to jump a stonewall, after which be quietened down. Later some of the players plucked up courage and got the beast out of the field

 

1 comment:

  1. Too funny. My granddaughter and I had a great giggle.

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