Former footballer Sol Campbell has claimed in his new autobiography that the FA (Football Association) is “institutionally racist”.

In an extract from the book Sol says:

“I believe if I was white I would’ve been England captain for more than 10 years. It’s as simple as that. I think the FA wished I was white. I had the credibility, performance-wise, to be captain. I was consistently in the heart of the defence and I was a club captain early on my career.

“I don’t think [the attitude] will change because they don’t want it to, and probably the majority of them don’t want it, either. It’s all right to have black captains and mixed-race in the under-18s and under-21s, but not for the full national side. There is a ceiling and although no one has ever said it, I believe it’s made of glass.”

 “Michael Owen was made a captain ahead of me. I thought: ‘What is going on here?’ I think the FA didn’t want me to have a voice … it was embarrassing. I’ve asked myself many times why I wasn’t [captain]. I keep coming up with the same answer. It was the colour of my skin.”

“It’s got to start changing because when you look behind the scenes, it’s just not representing English football.”

Erm…yeah Sol tell us something we don’t already know!

I have said this before and I will keep saying this whenever Sol speaks out publicly about racism in football…

When Sol was running around a football pitch for Arsenal, Spurs and England, collecting fat pay cheques and dating wealthy middle aged business women, I don’t EVER remember hearing a word come out of that man’s mouth. He was mute! But since hanging up his boots Sol has suddenly found his voice and cannot stop talking about racism and the injustice of it all.

So brave… so brave…


Where was this voice when you were playing Sol?

I have no interest in anything these former black players have to say when it comes to racism in the sport. I have a LONG memory and remember the spineless antics during their lucrative playing days .

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  1. I agree with you. I think what he has done is selfish, he made it all about him and he made a statement without going into detail so that it can create a buzz to sell his book. If him or any other footballer wanted to make a real statement about race in football they need to go into proper detail and air out everything. Why just dig out the FA and not talk about the fact a large amount of White England fans (and some players) who would never accept a black long term captain because of their mentality? Everything he has done race wise since he retired has all been basic and nothing that no one don’t know all ready. I thought he was meant to be one of the smarter footballers out there?????

    Him and his mate/agent Sky Andrew need to stop chatting because both of them offer very little in the way of talking up for black people in football. They are as useless as a member of the BNP if they had to represent black footballers!!!

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