Use Euro 2028 to celebrate black footballers, say British pioneers

Good time to celebrate England’s black playersEuro 2028 to be held in the home nations

A generation of black British football pioneers have called on organisers to use the next men’s European Championship, to be held in the home nations in 2028, to celebrate the contribution of black footballers to the game.

In a letter published in the Guardian on Thursday, Viv Anderson, Brendon Batson, Clyde Best and a host of former professionals who were the first black players at their clubs, have called for a moment of commemoration that will usethe game’s unique power” to bring people together.

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