Viv Anderson: ‘When I saw the banana skin it hit me like a punch’

The situation for black players has improved so much since the 1980s but there is still a battle to be wonI watched the Arsenal-Tottenham game and the banana skin wasn’t something anyone really noticed at the time. Then there were replays that showed some of the objects that were being thrown at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as he celebrated his first goal, and when I saw the banana it hit me like a punch. The police have not charged anyone with any racially aggravated offence but it nonetheless reminded me of the sort of thing I thought we had eradicated from the game. Related: Four charged over incidents at Arsenal's derby with Tottenham Relat...

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