When Herbert Chapman was banned from football for life.

Most Arsenal fans know the name of Chapman, and I suspect most also know that he was the manager who gave Arsenal their first trophies – the FA Cup, followed by two league titles.
His death at a tragically early age robbed him of a life that would undoubtedly have brought him ever more honours, although such was his ability that his sudden passing left the club in such a well-developed state that the trophies went on through the rest of the 1930s, and amounted to five league titles and two FA Cup wins.  All from a club that had never won the league before.
But it was not always plain sailing for Chapman and he very nearly didn’t return to football after his ex-club Leeds City was thrown out of the league for war time irregularities, and the directors of their manager, Herbert Chapman, banned from football for life on this day ...

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