Was his face red

Here’s a photograph from the May 4 1934 edition of the Toronto Daily Star of a soccer goalkeeper who saw the ball roll into the net behind him.

A little digging revealed that this was from Scotland’s final match in the 1933-34 British Home Championship, held on April 14 1934. This article describes the match in some detail.

The goalkeeper shown here was John Jackson (1906-1965), who played for Partick Thistle in the Scottish football league from 1926 to 1933 and Chelsea in the English league from 1933 to 1939. He made eight international appearances for Scotland.

After his playing career, Jackson emigrated to Nova Scotia and became a professional golfer.

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