First XI

A failure to read the rules

December 13, 2012
By Robin Hackett
(Archive)
Capital One Cup heroes Bradford were thrown out of the FA Cup and then quickly reinstated after fielding an ineligible player in their second-round match against Brentford, but they are not the first to have fallen foul of the rules. Here, ESPN picks out a selection of memorable blunders.

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