When giving a second chance worked

In Footie on 26/04/2019 at 4:37 am

After reading the BS from our police on why it and the AGC gave a peeping tom a conditional warning, I read an interesting article on how a man who was given a second chance, benefited British footie.

Archibald Leitch designed and built a football stadium for Rangers. He was a fan (Like Bill Ng Billy Boy to own Rangers? who is still under investigation: In trouble: Must be Bill Ng’s footie club again LOL)

But on the very first occasion the ground was tested by a capacity crowd, disaster struck.

Scotland were playing a match against England in April 1902 when a short section of timber terracing behind one of the goals gave way, sending 25 fans to their deaths.

He not only narrowly escaped prosecution, possibly because he was well connected, but also managed, because of his connections, to get Rangers to allow him to design and build the new stadium.

He never looked back

Between 1899 and his death on 25 April 1939, the Scottish architect built stands for Rangers, Chelsea, Fulham, Spurs, Liverpool, Everton, Manchester United, Arsenal, Aston Villa and many more.

Today two of the stands he built for Everton are still in use.

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