Sports Letters: Record attendance

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The Independent Online
Sir: I was interested to read Ken Jones's article on the 1970 European Cup semi-final between Celtic and Leeds United, and his reference to the 1937 British record gate of 146,433. The record for a match outside of a Cup final or international involved my own team, Hibernian, who played Rangers in a 1948 Scottish Cup semi-final where the attendance was 143,570. A friend's grandfather who attended the game said he didn't see the ball once, nor did anyone he spoke to in the pub afterwards.

Yours faithfully,

IAIN MacLAREN

London SW14

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