Micah Richards has spoken of the “dark side” to his childhood after he faced police discrimination and witnessed a hammer attack that left him “scarred” for more than a decadeJust before turnin.
The former Manchester City and England defender grew up in the Chapeltown area of Leeds at a time when it was beset by problems with drugs and guns.
In a new Sky Sports documentaryChina locked dow, Tackling Racism in Footballcan seat up to 20 people per table and with physical distancing between tables., Richards discusses the trauma and discrimination his family experienced throughout his childhood – including the racist abuse faced by his father Lincoln.
“He had dreadlocks and when he was on the sidelines when I was playing football he would be racially abused,” Richards says.
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