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Football: Former England managers rubbish Campbell claims

Published on Mar 4, 2014 11:25 AM
 
England's defender Sol Campbell poses for photographers after a press conference at the England media centre in Lisbon, Portugal, during the Euro 2004 championship on June 15, 2004. Two former England managers and one of the country's most famous black players have rubbished allegations by Campbell that he would have been national team captain for more than 10 years if he was white. -- PHOTO: AFP 

LONDON (REUTERS) - Two former England managers and one of the country's most famous black players have rubbished allegations by Sol Campbell that he would have been national team captain for more than 10 years if he was white.

Ex-Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur defender Campbell, who was born in east London to Jamaican parents, amassed 73 caps from 1996 to 2007 and captained England three times.

Graham Taylor, in charge of the national team between 1990 and 1993, was staggered by the accusations.

"Sol is making a real go of giving his book a good sell. I cannot go along with what he is saying," Taylor told BBC radio on Monday.

 
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