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Thu Aug 11, 2016, 03:56 PM

My Global Athlete for 2016 - Thank you Howie - respect due

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-37047318?ocid=socialflow_facebook&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ns_source=facebook


The first black footballer to play for Liverpool has turned down an MBE nomination, saying it would be "a betrayal" to Africans who suffered at the hands of the British Empire.

Howard Gayle, 58, was born in Toxteth and made his Reds debut in 1977.

He said he had to decline the nomination, for his Show Racism the Red Card campaign work, as his ancestors would be "turning in their graves".

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Thu Aug 11, 2016, 04:03 PM

1. It still surprises me, that good people accept a Rhodes Scholarship, knowing the history. . .

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Thu Aug 11, 2016, 04:04 PM

2. I know more than a few of them

I will never understand it.

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