ANTON FERDINAND: FOOTBALL, RACISM & ME narrated by Khalil Madovi
Narrated by Khalil Madovi this one of documentary, filmed over the 19/20 football season, explores the problem of racism in football both past and present and the personal effect it has had on Anton and his family.
Following a sharp rise in reported incidents of racial abuse in football, Anton talks for the first time about his own highly publicised 2011 incident with the former England captain John Terry.
Now, as he approaches retirement from the professional game, Ferdinand meets players, managers and policy makers to get a better understanding of what happened to him and what’s happening in the game today. Armed with new information and revelations, the film follows Anton as he uses his own experiences to help others in an attempt to make a positive and lasting change.
Anton Ferdinand says: “Racism is still a prominent issue in football and during the filming process alone, there have been numerous incidents on and off the pitch. I hope by sharing my own personal experiences of racism I can help people understand this subject better. It's of huge importance and should matter to us all. I would like to thank the BBC and New Era for supporting me and my family during this process.”
Wtach the one off documentary on Monday 30th November on BBC One at 9pm.