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Old 24-10-2011, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Corcaigh32 View Post
Remember doing english homework about an article in an english newspaper around the early to mid 80's where John Barnes would routinely have bananas thrown at him when on the pitch by the LIVERPOOL fans.

Spot on Corcaigh.
Barnes was Pool's first ever black signing which led to insinuations about thwe club being racist. With such a second-generation Irish following it was possible.
Mark Walters took awful crap from the Rangers fans when Graeme Souness signed him. Portsmouth's following were notorious for giving their black players a hard time too.
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