FURD is hosting a great opportunity on 25th October to hear about the experiences of three legendary black footballers from the 1970s and 1980s.
As part of Sheffield's Off the Shelf festival of words, Paul Rees talks about his new book documenting
the impact three black footballers had on 1970s
Britain, playing in the top division of English
football for West Bromwich Albion.
Laurie Cunningham, Cyrille Regis and
Brendon Batson constantly faced horrific racist
abuse from players, fans, referees and fascists.
But they silenced prejudice with sublime skills and
helped build the fight back against racism that
shaped a generation.
The event is free and takes place on Sunday 25th October 2015 from 4pm-5pm at the U-Mix Centre, Asline Road, Sheffield S2 4UJ. No booking required - just come along.