statue is a magnificent tribute to three men I have admired for so
long and grown to love. It was their contribution that made the game
of football in this country all the more beautiful and it is the
reason I knew I could make it.
Without their fortitude black footballers in Britain may have struggled
to find the inspiration and desire required to succeed in the game.
Neither would the England national football team have benefitted
from the wealth of talent that gained so much strength from their
(Spurs, WBA & England)