It made the front page of the Daily Express in 1932, the media distinctly unimpressed by the ban from Arsenal’s AGM. This would a story that rumbled on for months, if not years, in the modern era. Except it was not a ban, just a simple misunderstanding. I can imagine the twinkle in his eye as he decided which ripping yarn to spin as an excuse.
And I suspect that there are more than a few current employees of the club who would like his successor to do the same.