TBB Football Legend Cyrille Regis MBE spoke to TBB about his part in BBC Documentary Whites Vs Blacks: How Football Changed a Nation...
After hearing the sad news that football legend Cyrille Regis, TBB remembers when we interviewed him...
It was back in November 2016 and TBB writer @jaywillbeme
spoke to Regis about a BBC Documentary special on the infamous football match which took place, May 16th, 1979, between an all-white team against a team of all black players at West Bromwich Albion. Which Regis was a part of
He also spoke of the racism he experienced... "Myself, Laurie Cunningham and Viv Anderson, went through a torrent of racial abuse. In fact, every black player in the late seventies, early eighties experienced it. There were monkey chants, with people throwing bananas on the pitch, being called Kunta Kinte, racist letters in the post..."
His legend preceding him as the 3rd black player to be capped by England after VivAnderson and LaurieCunningham, we thank you Mr Regis for your paving the way for British Black football players.
Read the complete interview via www.thebritishblacklist.co.uk / Features by James Beaton.
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