Ex-Arsenal, Tottenham and England defender Sol Campbell has spoken to the Today programme on BBC radio on Tuesday, and the ex-pro has had his conversation filmed too.
Campbell is currently stoking a media storm in conjunction with the release of his new autobiography, in which two of the juiciest topics up for discussion are the defender’s experiences with racism and homophobia in football.
Campbell told the BBC’s Evan Davis about how scared he was as thousands of supporters made monkey noises at him. The player also said the racist abuse he got from fans in his playing days was “sick”.
On the rumours that the ex-Arsenal and Tottenham defender was gay, Campbell said the gossip started simply because he did not bring girlfriends along to his Spurs matches.
Watch Sol Campbell’s interview with BBC below.