Graham Roberts signed 1986 Tottenham Hotspur Fc Hummel Shirt AFTAL ” Who Put Charlie In The Stand “
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Graham Roberts (Tottenham Hotspur)
Exclusively signed for ‘Starstruck Autographs’ at our private signing in August 2020.
You are viewing an extremely rare signed autograph with added quote signed by Tottenham Hotspur evens GRAHAM ROBERTS.
Roberts has signed his Autograph in front of a replica 1986 Tottenham Hotspur Fc Hummel shirt.
What makes this shirt rare is the fact that Graham added a quote
“Who Put Charlie In The Stand”
Robbo ! Robbo !
“1st January 1986”
The main talking point during and after this scoreless draw at Highbury on New Year’s Day 1986 was Graham Roberts’ challenge on Charlie Nicholas which deposited the Arsenal player in the crowd.
The match was the first goal-less draw between the two clubs at Highbury in 77 years of competitive action. That, however, was given little thought or discussion when there were was something of greater interest to chew over.
The Times reported the incident as follows:
Despite spurts of genius from Ardiles, Hoddle and Nicholas, it was regrettably true that the game would be best remembered for one horrendous tackle by Roberts on Nicholas which carried both players off the field, through an advertising hoarding and into the laps of the ringside spectators.
Roberts’ ‘tackle’ had all the finesse of a charging rhino but though hopelessly ill-timed – as so many of his challenges this season have been – I do not believe it was malicious. For a moment it threatened to spark a riot as Arsenal players reacted furiously to the referee’s decision merely to warn Roberts. Peter Shreeves, the Tottenham manager, commented:
Roberts was totally committed. Charlie never complained. And he’s an honest lad. Situations in front of the main stand always do tend to flare up.