I’ve always sat on this issue because people think you’re salty and bitter but my whole football career ( “LET IT GO” 😭😂 ) was filled with racism. Why is it that every young black boy in football has a bad attitude? Why are we ALL troublemakers with chips on their shoulder? Your white colleagues will of course be consistent, will run through a brick wall and give 7/10 performances every week for their manager but when did ability and skill become so unimportant? These are terms and excuses used to explain why we are always chosen second. How can we be accepted, understood and guided by men who know nothing about us? Why in FOOTBALL academies are we constantly questioned about our dedication, critiqued on how we dress and judged on how we live? We’re encouraged to ask questions but silenced when we do: whilst a white teammate doing the same is considered intelligent / wanting to learn? For too long our game has been run by old white men who are bitter of our success. If these men grew up in a time where racism was rife, where to them we were considered second class then why would we expect them to change and help us as adults. I’ve never understood ( until now ) why men in a position of such power would go out of their way to ensure you fail. To my brothers who have been failed by this system, I hope this short clip helps explain the short comings and alleviate some of your pain.
From a box in my room to MY LOGISTICS WAREHOUSE! As of today, all @certifiedsports orders will be picked, packaged and shipped by professionals with a tracking code. I’ve also included free next day delivery and returns. I’m genuinely so appreciative of everyone’s support, my new womenswear range is the best yet!
Before anyone asks, yes I have been doing ankle weights and for any advice on calf exercises don't be nervous, just dm me. So, yesterday was a big day for me. We shot my first social media campaign that'll hopefully ( no pressure @quba_t ) show everyone what I've been working towards these past 3 years. Honestly can't tell you how arduous this journey has been, but we nearly there. Just wanted to remind everyone who's out here working on their own shit: 1. Be persistent. 2. Stay fucking focused. 3. Patience is king. @annielayres I couldn't love you more. Actually, that's a lie, if you were rich and I wasn't so shallow I deffo could. @fortemodelmgmt can't thank you enough for the amazing @parris.johnson. And finally, my hero @georgelloydfitness.
A wise black man once told me: "Don't rush your work just to prove to people that you're working". As of yesterday I sold my 100th men's zip top. One fucking hundred. With no social media and no promotion. I'm deffo not preaching from my Dads sofa but with support and time we can all win. To my ride or dies that have been with me since Fruit of the Loom t-shirts , lose my number 🤣😂 [ joking love you ]. Can't wait to show you what we've been working on.
You see this guy. Big Mike. He doesn't have insta ( as any self respecting 60 year old shouldn't ) so no idea why I'm posting this when he's sat across the table but whatever: Where would I be without you? Probably happy on a beach somewhere? Maybe not mentally scared from the constant public humiliation as a child? I definitely, probably wouldn't have to see a psychiatrist twice a week. Anyway, thanks for the ice cream.