• Question: what was football like back then

    Asked by Charles The I to Jack on 6 Oct 2022.
    • Photo: Jack Leslie

      Jack Leslie answered on 6 Oct 2022:


      Football then was very different to how it is now! There was a lot less money in the game and footballers were paid nowhere near as much as they are today. There were also almost no Black players at this time, in fact when he played Jack Leslie was the only Black professional footballer in England. This meant that he had to deal with racism alone and didn’t have any fellow players who understood what he was going through.

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