Racism on the terraces and 10 minutes at Torquay – Football Weekly Meets Leroy Rosenior

01 April 2017 06:11
Leroy Rosenior talks to James Richardson about his career on and off the pitch, including the racism he encountered in the 1980s and his managerial stints at Torquay – all 10 minutes of it – and Sierra LeoneOn this edition of Football Weekly Meets, AC Jimbo sits down for an extended chat with former Fulham, QPR and West Ham striker Leroy Rosenior.The title of Leroy’s new autobiography, “It’s Only Banter”, refers to how the vicious racism he and other black players encountered in the 1980s was explained away. Here he recalls some of those instances, and more positive experiences, such as how he had the last laugh in the West Ham dressing room with Frank McAvennie and why his infamous 10-minute tenure in charge of Torquay was the best thing that could have happened to his post-playing career. Continue reading. . read full article

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