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Jack Leslie Campaign


Crowdfunded campaign for a statue of Jack Leslie, who in 1925 should of been England's first black footballer but was denied a cap for England due to his mixed ethnicity. Newspaper articles nationally and local show him picked for the england squad and later dropped without explanation, which you can read and see the transcripts in full on the link below:


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The Jack Leslie Statue
Jack has his blue heritage plaque unveiled in canning town - with great thanks to Neandra @luvfashionistagal
A great result for #ThreeLions last night. And for the campaign as the ⁦‪@FA‬⁩ included this in the match programme about ⁦‪Jack’s family bringing his cap to ⁦‪@only1argyle

#pafc #england #ENGITA
A month until the publication date for The Lion Who Never Roared - Jack Leslie’s life story written by @tillerpop (which can be pre-ordered now - links in bio) and various live events coming up including this one in Camberwell, South London on 6th Nov. Be lovely to see you there. 

#pafc #coyi⚒ #kickitout #westhamunited #plymouthargyle
On this day in 1901 Jack Leslie was born in Canning Town, then in Essex. He was given a cap for being a regular county player from 1919-21 before turning pro. Sadly, England FA officials denied him that honour at national level.

Read his life story in The Lion Who Never Roared available to pre-order now (links in bio)

#pafc #FA #EFL #football #whufc #englandfootball
A day we will never forget! His story finally gets it's happy ending. Thank you for everyone's support. #jackleslie #englandfc #football
BREAKING: FA award ceremony for Jack's cap will be before the England Vs Ukraine match today