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El Grafico, 16 Junio 1923

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Title El Grafico, 16 Junio 1923
Imprint Buenos Aires
Date of Publication 1923
Language Spanish
Notes This Argentinian weekly sporting magazine contains a double page spread on Third Lanark's first game of their South American tour in the summer of 1923. Thirds were in fact the first Scottish side, strengthened by some guest players, to visit South America. They lost this encounter against an 'Argentine Select' 1-0 in front of 20,000 screaming fans in the Palermo Stadium in Buenos Aires. What the brief report does not mention was that at one point after Thirds had been awarded a corner, missiles - including knives and live ammunition - were thrown onto the pitch. The Scots walked off in protest but were later persuaded to return and finish the game. In all Third Lanark (who are not named in the magazine) played eight matches in Argentina and Uruguay, winning four of them. Third Lanark Athletic Club were formed in 1872 by members of Third Lanark Rifle Volunteers and was one of Scotland's foremost football clubs until they went into liquidation in 1967.
Shelfmark AP.5.206.02
Reference Sources Bell, Bert. Still seeing red: a history of Third Lanark A.C. Glasgow, 1996.
Acquired on 20/05/05
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