The first black soccer player for the British Liverpool soccer team, Howard Gayle, has turned down an MBE nomination from the Queen of England. The 58-year-old Toxteth-born footballer said it would be "a betrayal" to Africans who suffered at the hands of the British Empire. In a Facebook post published on August 10, Gayle, who made his Reds debut in 1977 and also played for Blackburn Rovers, Sunderland and Newcastle, 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"
FIRST BLACK TO EVER PLAY FOR LIVERPOOL SOOCER CLUB TURNS DOWN QUEEN’S HONOR
August 14, 2016 by 2 Comments