Black and Blue

Black and Blue

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Paul Canovilles story is one of extreme racist bigotry, shattering career-ending injury, a decline into drug abuse, battles against cancer, family tragedy and a determination to beat the odds. Canoville was Chelsea's first black first-team player, making his debut in 1982. But as he warmed up on the touchline, his own supporters began chanting 'We don't want the nigger!' The racist bile continued whenever he played, but within a year he had won over the terraces with his explosive pace and skill. Canoville fell out with the Chelsea board and moved to Reading in 1986, where injury suddenly ended his career at the age of 24. This started a downward spiral including the death of his baby in his arms, two bouts of life-threatening lymph cancer, drug abuse and homelessness. But Canoville fought back. In this explosive and shocking story, Paul finally explains why, despite everything, he is more positive than ever and has remained a fervent Chelsea fan all his life. This is a story of hope - eventually - overcoming adversity.Peter would go into classrooms, looking at the Caribbean experience in Britain centred around my career. Hea#39;d got a brilliant poet, Crispin Thomas, to help the children make up rhymes about me, and theya#39;d create stories and pictures based on what they knew ... Hea#39;d given them a format, such as an acrostic, where you a write a line for each letter in a name, and theya#39;d talked through the emotions I wouldanbsp;...


Title:Black and Blue
Author: Paul Canoville
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2012-12-18
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