Players Must Help Change Football’s BAME Perception

 • by Football Whispers
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Last month we released our investigation into the surprising dearth of British Asian faces in professional football, and to join that piece we will be releasing our full length interviews with both Anwar Uddin and, today, Paul Mortimer.

Paul played professionally throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s for Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and, most notably, Charlton Athletic. Since retiring from the game he has worked as a pundit, coach and most prominently, an activist for both KickItOut and Show Racism The Red Card

Paul spoke passionately about the state of black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) representation in football and it was a privilege to sit down with him for over twenty minutes of a hectic schedule that takes him all over the country as he seeks to spread awareness.

If you haven’t seen our documentary on how British Asians have seemingly been left behind by professional football, it is available to watch in full here.

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