SRtRC Honorary Patron and coach talks about his experiences of racism
The Guardian talked to Leroy Rosenior about his experiences of racism and his work with the Show Racism the Red Card campaign.
You can read the full piece here
Leroy spoke to the newspaper about his first experiences of racism in football.
"My first memory of racism on the pitch was when I was 17. I was bending down to pick the ball up, with 10,000 Leeds United supporters doing the Nazi salute at me. You had the usual monkey chants too and people shouting, "you black bastard". It was the norm and people treated it as banter. When players got upset about it they were accused of having a problem – the victim was seen as an accuser. If you wanted to be a professional footballer you had to have a thick skin. People said it was the same as being called fat."