Post by Malcolm Clarke on Jun 30, 2020 11:32:37 GMT
You've probably never heard of Jack Leslie. Neither had I until a few weeks ago, when the FSA was contacted by a group of Plymouth fans who are trying to raise money to erect a statue of him outside Home Park.
He was a Plymouth player who was selected to play for England nearly 100 years ago. But when the FA powers that be found out he was black, he was dropped from the team. Unbelievable - or maybe not given that it was a century ago. I put the Plymouth guys in touch with the FA, who to their credit, are sponsoring the campaign. More details on the link below.