Summer Programme: Different Class: The Story of Laurie Cunningham.
June 19, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dermot Kavanagh, author of Different Class, will talk about the man and his football.
Laurie Cunningham was the first black footballer to play professionally for England when he represented the under 21’s in 1977, and first Englishman to play for Real Madrid. In a time when racist chants and bananas thrown at players from the crowd were common, his time at Leyton Orient and West Bromwich Albion changed how black players were perceived and paved the way for a new generation of black English footballers.