Arsenal Player Fights With Referee On This Day, 7th August 1974

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An utterly incredible story. Made all the more incredible by the fact that Hornsby does not appear to have been suspended for this altercation as he appeared in the first home League match of the season, a single goal defeat to Ipswich Town.

Presumably by throwing a retaliatory punch, the referee was deemed to have seen the incident and no further action could be taken.

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6 thoughts on “Arsenal Player Fights With Referee On This Day, 7th August 1974

  1. New one on me.
    Don’t remember Hornsby being particularly hot-headed. He is very often at the Emirates.
    Certainly wouldn’t get away with it now with cameras everywhere for even the most innocuous of games.

  2. hahaha. Would love to see a video link to this tussle. Never had heard anyone compare THE ARSENAL to the argees. Hilarious.

  3. “We Dutch are by nature tolerant towards foreigners”

    I love that bit most of all!

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