… many people are working hard to eradicate the ugly issue from the beautiful game, which only makes what happened at the Professional Footballers' Association's annual awards dinner so disappointing.
It's hard to understand why there was no proper research into the background of the comedian who the PFA decided to book. Reginald D Hunter has been working on the UK comedy circuit for well over a decade, and is hardly shy about using the N-word, having used it in the title of no fewer than four of his solo shows. He even appended the contentious word on the end of his work in progress shows.
Booking him for this gig was the equivalent of booking Frankie Boyle for a Mencap benefit.Yes, astonishingly, a black stand up comedian using a derogatory word about black people is all the fault of…the white football managers who booked him!