The forgotten story of … the referee smuggled from irate fans in disguise

AH Blythe infuriated Newport fans by abandoning a game at 5-1 – and escaped in a police car disguised as an ambulanceman

On Good Friday 1951 promotion-chasing Norwich City travelled to Newport County for a game in the Third Division (South). The Canaries had won three of their last four and drawn the other, and were two points behind Nottingham Forest in the chase for the single promotion spot, while County were in ordinary form and marooned in the middest of mid-table. But in this match form, logic and, in the end, common decency went out the window.

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