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English Footballer Walks Off Pitch For His Religion 1970S

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balloney | 07:33 Wed 29th Jul 2020 | Sport
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Who was the football striker that walked off the pitch during a match, 1970s?
I think he played for either Wolves or Birmingham City, he never played again.

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This says he left after the match, not during it. "I still remember his last game, against Nottingham Forest. We were winning 3-0 at half-time and it ended up 3-3 - one of their players got a hat-trick in the second half. And that was it. After the game he just left the ground and didn't come back. There were no big goodbyes. It was very strange."
09:34 Wed 29th Jul 2020
Peter Knowles. Played for Wolverhampton.
Peter Knowles became a Jehovah's Witness.
Why did his religion require him to walk off the pitch?
Cloverjo, what happens with the Witnesses stays with the Witnesses.
This says he left after the match, not during it.

"I still remember his last game, against Nottingham Forest. We were winning 3-0 at half-time and it ended up 3-3 - one of their players got a hat-trick in the second half. And that was it. After the game he just left the ground and didn't come back. There were no big goodbyes. It was very strange."
"Although many young Witnesses do engage in casual recreational sports, the association discourages its members from extensively participating in athletic activities to avoid giving undue importance to sports or recreation. Members are discouraged (but not prohibited) from watching or participating in violent sports."
isn't participating in sport frowned upon by Jehova's witnesses?
His brother Cyril seemed quite normal (played for Spurs). Was he not also a JW?

Wolves hoped that he might come back and kept his registration until 1982. He returned to Molineux for one last game, his team-mate Kenny Hibbitt's testimonial.
Wasn't the Kenny Hibbitt testimonial (pre-season v Leicester) in 1981? Peter Knowles also played in the John Richards testimonial (Wolves v Wolves Select XI) in Dec 1985.

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