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‘He was a weed-smoking, gambling, coming-home-late, gambling-his-wages, womanising kind of guy,’ Ian told Daily Mirror last year. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. The series will serve as a celebration and an investigation, Out Of Their Skin … Ian Wright presents Out Of Their Skin - a 2 part documentary series. Ian Wright presents Out Of Their Skin - a 2 part documentary series. You can unsubscribe at any time. has reached out to Ian Wright’s rep for comment. His two-part documentary, Out Of Their Skin , will air on ITV4 at 10pm on Tuesday, November 27 and Wednesday, November 28. Somewhere along the line you’re going to be the butt of jokes.”. Featuring key contributions from England manager Gareth Southgate, Ashley Cole, Les Ferdinand and Paul Ince, the series charts the rise of black footballers in Britain through individual players’ stories, combining fresh interviews with rare archive footage to provide a unique insight into how English sporting heritage and social culture has changed. 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Wright told an ITV documentary about racism in … Arsenal legend Ian Wright has recalled how racism was rife even within his own dressing room early in his career. We'll be bringing you the very latest updates, pictures and video on this breaking news story. By using this site, you agree we can set and use cookies. He hopes that will remove some of the taboo around topics like abuse. He had an abusive stepfather who would cruelly make him face the wall when Match Of The Day was on. Because of his own childhood, Ian felt a duty to adopt the son of his girlfriend Sharon, when he was still a teenager himself. You can catch up with Out of Their Skin on the ITV Hub now. Yet his shocking revelations prove it was not always plain sailing for Wright as a young black player making his way in the game. His stepfather was a gambler and hard drinker who regularly abused both him and his mum. In a new ITV documentary, Wright speaks out about the racial abuse that plagued the game. 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The presenter is set to detail the trauma he went through as a child after being abused by his stepfather. “Black players had a submissive way about them, in a predominantly white environment. Ian Wright is reportedly set to explore his ‘abusive’ childhood in a new documentary about domestic abuse. The series will serve as a celebration and an investigation, Out Of Their Skin examines the pioneering role black footballers have played in changing the game, the perception of England team and society and what still has to be done. It focuses on some of English football’s black heroes and pioneers – with vivid and often emotional recollections of their personal experiences from Chelsea’s first black player Paul Canoville, who was abused by his own fans, as well as John Barnes and Paul Ince, who have both said being black can hinder a manager's ability to get a job - and the way their stories changed the ‘beautiful game’ in this country for good. It’s going to be a powerful piece of work,’ they added to The Sun. “In training we played blacks against whites, people are flying in, flare-ups. His biological father left Ian and his mum Nesta when he was just 18 months old, leaving his mum to raise her family in a one-bedroom house in Brockley, South London. Players were also subjected to sickening terrace taunts - but Wright credits pioneers such as John Barnes as catalysts to a change in attitudes.

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