Episode 5: Here Comes The Hotstepper

This is the story of Black footballers in the English game. This is our sporting history, this is yours.

In Episode 5, we’ll head into possibly the most transformative period of time for the national game. The 1990s...

When the game was rebooted off the back of the national team being a force once again in major tournaments; the Premier League was born; and a new age of superstar overseas talent changed English football for good. The changing perception of the Black footballer in England would be personified by a player who brought the streets to stadiums - and inspired generations... Ian Wright.

We tell the story of how Paul Ince became the first Black England captain, Andy Cole winning every domestic honour, and being a part of that treble winning team & Les Ferdinand, the icon who's impact and influence is still felt in the game now, PLUS the formation of Kick It Out, founded by Lord Herman Ouseley.

They are trailblazers and history makers. Players who made a place for themselves, and the Black and Mixed Race footballers who would follow them. 


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