England

When England’s players gave a Nazi salute

This day in football history On 14 May 1938, England opened their European tour by defeating Germany 6–3 at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium before a crowd of 110,000, including several high-ranking Nazi officials. But the match is best remembered for the English players giving a Nazi salute at the start of the match. The salute was an effect …

Chelsea’s historic plane trip

This day in football history This is not a picture from 1957 On 19 April 1957, Chelsea became the first team in England to travel by plane for a domestic away match. The decision was one of necessity, not extravagance. The Blues played that day against Newcastle, whose St. James Park is just over 280 miles away from …

When Luton won the League Cup, then dropped out of the league

This day in football history (RobbieG1/Flickr) On 5 April 2009, Luton Town won the Football League Trophy in extra time over Scunthorpe, capping a run of last-gasp heroics for the Hatters in the tournament. The run of good fortune did not extend elsewhere, however, as Luton Town finished the season at the bottom of the English …