Originally Posted by bucksfan
The two strikers and leading goal scorers for Wigan, Roberts and Ellington, are black. Not sure of their birth country though. I had a discussion with my boss about race relations. He did not see it as a real blatant problem presently, but thought as many of us do here in the US, that there is still an undercurrent of some sadly prejudiced people, but they tend to not display their stupidity in a big public scene such as a futball game anymore.
Racism is no longer a problem at English football games . I have been a season ticket holder for Sheffield Wednesday since 1989 & cannot remember many incidents of racism. It was pretty bad in the 70's & early 80's but the game cleaned up it's act with a "let's kick racism out of football" campaign.
There was a incident at the Spain v England game in Madrid a few months ago whenever Englands only black player on the pitch Shaun Wright-Phillips touched the ball a large section of spanish fans made monkey noise's at him. This caused outrage throughout the Country & Spain were fined a large sum of money and were warned about there International future within the game.
Ellington & Roberts are both English but Roberts might be eligible to play for Jamaica due to his Grandparents birthplace.