Sol discusses the Rooney Rule with The Mirror and speaks to The Voice newspaper about racism in football
Following Show Racism the Red Card's Magazine Launch on 6th September, we returned to Parliament the following week to meet with MPs, joined by long time SRtRC supporter and patron, Sol Campbell.
Whilst there, The Mirror interviewed him on the 'Rooney Rule' and his thoughts about an under representation of black managers within English football:
“A lot of successful black footballers have been put off. Why are the opportunities not there?” he said.
“What is the difference between a successful black player and a successful white player? To me, there is no difference apart from perceptions.
“If you look at the careers, there should be half non-white players (managing) in the league. It’s embarrassing. It really is.”
Campbell describes football as “institutionalised“ in attitudes towards black managers."
Interview courtesy of the Mirror.
Read the story in full on The Mirror Football
The Voice newspaper spoke to Sol about his experiences of racism in football and his thoughts about the SRtRC campaign. You can read the full story at The Voice