BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT – BLACK FLASH

Former Spurs player Garth Crooks

Former Spurs player Garth Crooks

Yes Black History is once again upon us, so there will be various black history themed events taking place throughout the month of October in and around London.

Via Catch A Vibe

From the eccentric Victorian Arthur Wharton who kept goal for Preston North End in 1886 to Cyrille Regis, John Barnes and beyond, this BBC Four documentary celebrates the highs and lows of nearly 120 years of black player’s involvement in British professional football.

Followed by a panel discussion with Garth Crooks (BBC, Ex Spurs), Luther Blissett (Ex Watford), Phil Vasili (Writer) and Piara Power (Kick It Out Campaign Director).

Thu 1 Oct – 6.30pm
Congress House (Congress Centre)
28 Great Russell Street,
London WC1B 3LS
FREE; registration essential
sertuc@tuc.org.uk
020 7467 1220
This look very interesting but the presence of former footballer Garth Crooks riles me!
 
I remember years ago Garth appeared on a late night talk show and DEFENDED a racist football manager (it was not Ron Atkinson. This happened some years before his now infamous racist rant).
 
The manager ( I cannot remember his name) at the time called a black player the N-word amongst other things and clown boy Garth here then went on TV, acknowledged that the manager’s behaviour was wrong, but still went on to defend him.
I just sat watching shaking my head in disgust.
 
A middle aged caucasian gentleman (if I remember correctly he was attached to some anti-racism organisation) sitting next to Garth could not believe what he was hearing. He later went on to accuse Garth of covering for the manager and was convinced that he had been asked to appear on the show by influential figures from within the world of football.
It was obvious that house negro Garth had been sent out to calm the disruptive field negros down. 
If I happen to catch sight of Garth on TV now I just laugh and shake my head. 
 
Anyway if you decide to venture out to this event tonight, please feel free to submit feedback.

2 replies »

  1. I always thought he looked like sloth from the goonie. One of the strangest looking black men i have ever clapped eyes on.

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