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tetsabb
1389108.  Mon Sep 06, 2021 2:10 pm Reply with quote

AlmondFacialBar wrote:
Jean-Pierre Adams, trailblazer for every African player in France who came after him.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar


I had not heard of him or his story. How bloody awful.

 
AlmondFacialBar
1389117.  Mon Sep 06, 2021 2:31 pm Reply with quote

tetsabb wrote:
AlmondFacialBar wrote:
Jean-Pierre Adams, trailblazer for every African player in France who came after him.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar


I had not heard of him or his story. How bloody awful.


I hope I'm wrong there, but I keep wondering... Would they have been as nonchalant about operating on a white player?

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
suze
1389124.  Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:06 pm Reply with quote

That's a tricky one.

Was racism endemic in French society at that time? Yes, it absolutely was. Even in 2021 it is; you'll note that the Front National has had far more electoral succcess in France than comparable parties in Britain ever have.

Buuut ... I get the impression that the unfortunate events which happened to M Adams were just how French society was at that time. We'd need to speak to someone who was in France at the relevant time, but I'm not sure that a white French footballer of the time - except perhaps for Michel Platini, who would have gone to Switzerland for his knee surgery - would have fared any better.

 
tetsabb
1389145.  Tue Sep 07, 2021 3:13 am Reply with quote

Michael K Williams has died.

 
Strawberry
1389628.  Sun Sep 12, 2021 2:31 pm Reply with quote

Marķa Mendiola has died.

 
Brock
1389804.  Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:56 am Reply with quote

The portrait painter Charlotte Johnson Wahl has died.

 
Awitt
1390105.  Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:04 pm Reply with quote

Hollywood actress Jane Powell has died, aged 92.

https://deadline.com/2021/09/jane-powell-dead-obituary-actress-royal-wedding-seven-brides-for-seven-brothers-was-92-1234838168/?fbclid=IwAR0srfJ6SPgeDyjMJ1zcaPwe4L9Ux-uTsFTlLell9IBBKsm3HBlmthfM6sU

 
Big Martin
1390110.  Fri Sep 17, 2021 2:23 am Reply with quote

Sir Clive Sinclair has died.

 
tetsabb
1390276.  Sun Sep 19, 2021 5:32 am Reply with quote

Jimmy Greaves has died, aged 81.
One of the first footballists I ever heard of.

 
tetsabb
1390292.  Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:36 am Reply with quote

John Challis has died

Better known to many as 'Boycie', not to be confused with a place in Idaho...

 
Big Martin
1390303.  Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:30 pm Reply with quote

Met him when we had some of the Only Fools and Horses cast and one of the 3-wheelers at work for some reason that I don't remember after all these years.

 
Awitt
1390570.  Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:45 pm Reply with quote

Willie Garson dies.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-22/willie-garson-stanford-blatch-sex-and-the-city-dies/100482016?utm_medium=social&utm_content=sf249737467&utm_campaign=fb_abc_news&utm_source=m.facebook.com&sf249737467=1&fbclid=IwAR16WM07FP9OLWboSmNgeeag_WxhKv8m4gBDczBttIDGUBqophMdXoCI8pM

 
Awitt
1390701.  Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:06 am Reply with quote

This name may not mean much to most of you, but he's a Victorian and Australian institution.

Businessman John Elliott has died, aged 79, after a fall. I have only just seen that he was in hospital on September 11.
He was president of one of our Aussie rules football clubs and often described as a 'larger than life/colourful character', known for his brash nature and attitude.

 
Awitt
1390961.  Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:56 am Reply with quote

Alan Lancaster of Status Quo has died.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-26/status-quo-bass-guitarist-alan-lancaster-dies-in-sydney-aged-72/100492996?utm_medium=social&utm_content=sf249849873&utm_campaign=fb_abc_news&utm_source=m.facebook.com&sf249849873=1&fbclid=IwAR1bsEpuqKhhkVS7KAe3vgGifH34kr4w26WjKy0xxibTkPx5u_OMo7Arawc

 
PDR
1390966.  Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:53 am Reply with quote

That struck a chord. Well three of them, actually... :0)

RIP Alan - the 70s wouldn't have been the 60s & 70s without you.

PDR

 

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