The match that pitted white players against black players

The match that pitted white players against black players
 

In 1979 West Bromwich Albion were looking for an idea for a benefit match for one of their longest serving players, Len Cantello. Somebody, we don't know who, came up with the idea of a match pitting black players against white players. Yes, really: blacks v whites, writes Adrian Chiles.
Warning: this story includes very strong language which some readers may find offensive.
It sounds somewhere between somewhat odd and downright appalling now, doesn't it? At the time, as I recall, it felt a rather progressive thing to do. After all we - I'm a lifelong West Brom fan - led the way in fielding... read more

 
17 November 2016 in Regional, Views: 91
Source: BBC
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