Download e-book for iPad: Different Class: Football, Fashion and Funk – The Story of by Dermot Kavanagh

By Dermot Kavanagh

ISBN-10: 1783523778

ISBN-13: 9781783523771

In 1977, Laurie Cunningham grew to become the 1st black footballer to play professionally for England and, years later, went directly to develop into the 1st Englishman to play for genuine Madrid. In a time whilst race kinfolk have been a divisive social factor, and while racist chants and bananas will be thrown from the stands, Cunningham’s luck replaced the best way black avid gamers have been perceived and cleared the path for a brand new new release of black footballers.

But Cunningham used to be greater than ‘the maximum normal expertise this state [had] produced in view that George Best’. He desired to be diversified. He desired to discuss type, dance and cinema, not only loiter around footballers. He used to be a guy of swagger with a love of funk track and bespoke fits.

And he used to be an outstanding footballer who may possibly play like a dream.

Different Class isn't really your common soccer biography. It tells the tale of the son of Jamaican immigrants, who grew up terrible in North London to turn into an immense yet unsung determine within the tapestry of late-20th-century England. He introduced glamour to the sport of soccer at a very darkish time in its background and received over opposed crowds along with his type and swagger.

This is the biography of Laurie Cunningham. Many comprehend his identify yet now not his tale; now they are going to recognize both.

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