FA awards Jack Leslie posthumous England cap 97 years after call-up

07 October 2022 15:30
Plymouth legend was first black player called up by EnglandStatue is unveiled outside Home Park stadiumThe Football Association is awarding Jack Leslie, the first black player to receive an England call-up, a posthumous honorary cap. The inside-left, who scored 137 goals in 400 appearances for Plymouth between 1921 and 1934, was called up to the national team in 1925.But Leslie would disgracefully be denied an England appearance because of the colour of his skin after selectors discovered his heritage. The Argyle favourite died in 1988 and has been immortalised by a statue that was formally unveiled outside Home Park on Friday. Continue reading......read full article

Source: TheGuardian