FATAL FOOTBALL ACCIDENT.
AUCKLAND, May 15,
While a football match was being played between the Mangapai and Waikikie teams, and only aboutfi ve minutes after the beginning of the game, Mr J. Pitman, a strongly built balf-oaste and a good player, was killed by a kick just below the heart, or possibly by falling, and thus meeting the blow. It seems that he ran a short distance, dropped in a stooping position, with his hands across the pit of his stomach, exclaimed “I’ve been kicked or something,” fell back, and was gone.
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FATAL FOOTBALL ACCIDENT., Evening Star, Issue 7907, 15 May 1889
FATAL FOOTBALL ACCIDENT. Evening Star, Issue 7907, 15 May 1889
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