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Sunday, 10 March 2013
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : BRITAIN FIRST BLACK FOOTBALL PLAYERS :
It may have been possible to have seen the first Black Footballer playing for England or Scotland: Back in the 1920's with London-born Jack Leslie a prolific striker for Plymouth Argyle between 1020 and 1935 scoring over 400 goals. Leslie had been informed that one day he will play for England, but that was never to happen because of the racism at the time, he was never pick to represent England. A decade later saw the emergence of another great Hong Y. Frank Soo although born in Buxton, Derby-shire in 1914 he had a Chinese father. If it had not been for the out break of the war he would certainly have gained a full international honor for England as he was rated as one of the best inside forward of the pre-war era. He gained nine war time and victory caps.