Item on breakfast news this morning about Jack Leslie of Plymouth Argyle.
WHO? Well you'll be forgiven for not knowing who he is as even Vivian Anderson (the first black football player to represent England in a full international) had never heard of him either.
And I quote :-
"Leslie was named in the England national team to face Ireland in 1925 and was told by his manager that he'd been called up. But after this selection, his name mysteriously disappeared from the team sheet, seemingly because FA officials had come to look at him in person and discovered that he was black."
How unbelievable and devastating for him! And now there is some crowd funding to pay for a statue of him in Plymouth....................
..........but what made me look up was Plymouth Argyle have put up a corridor inside the ground, a mural of players from the past, and the one right next to Leslie is Sammy Black................I find that very weird, if not disturbing.