3 Sep 2021

Former footballer Ian Wright on his book for children and ugly racism in the ‘beautiful game’

News Correspondent

He was one of the biggest sports stars of his generation, and it all began on a south London housing estate. Now former England footballer Ian Wright has written a children’s book inspired by that journey.

We spoke to the footballer turned author about the book at his old school – and, in the light of last night’s racial abuse hurled at England players in Budapest – the need to kick racism out of the sport he loves.