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Sol Campbell - overlooked on England captaincy on racial grounds?


Junior Blues Coordinator
Dec 27, 2007
Used to quite like Campbell but he's just gone right down in my estimation with this:


He came into the England squad when Tony Adams was captain, and Shearer took it over after. During Shearer's time, the following were all given the captaincy for short periods - Pearce, Ince, Seaman, Campbell and Keown. Beckham took over in 2000, and Owen, Terry and Ferdinand all took the captaincy for a time during his incumbency. It seems to be the appointment of Owen that's particularly getting his goat. Is he saying that he's a better captain than any of those others and that's why he should have been given the captaincy? No, just that the colour of his skin held him back.

Just accept you weren't good enough Sol, and there were others around better suited, not everything comes down to race.