Nobody knows Jimmy Thorpe’s name today but he was a goalkeeper for Sunderland, a football club in the north of England in the 1930s. He died in his early twenties. He was just married and had a small child. Jimmy died because a striker from the other team kicked his head and body to get the ball out of his hands. Read his sad story (300 words).
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