Whites v Blacks
As part of the BBC's Black and British season, this documentary presented by Adrian Chiles centres on a football match played in 1979
As part of the BBC's Black and British season, this documentary presented by Adrian Chiles centres on a football match played in 1979, but really it's about racism – in football and in 1970s Britain.
The game, a testimonial match for West Bromwich player Len Cantello, featured 11 white players against 11 black players, which now seems extraordinary. Adrian talks to some of those involved – including West Brom's Cyrille Regis and Brendon Batson – about the racism they encountered during their careers, and also to Jason Roberts and Les Ferdinand about racism in the game today. Even with campaigns such as Kick It Out, have things improved or has racism merely moved from the terraces to Twitter?
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