Bremner tells the African he can't play in his bare feet, and chucks him in the team bath with the rest of the players to demonstrate that he's one of them. The late Scot is depicted as an inspirational captain who encouraged his teammate to answer abuse by playing even better; the "Black Flash" was a prodigiously gifted but sensitive individual who was simply overwhelmed by what was happening to him. By contrast, the club's revered manager Don Revie comes across as insensitive and unsympathetic.
On that landmark cup final day, Johanneson is so upset by a journalist's reference to him as a "sambo" that he tells the manager he doesn't want to play. Revie is having none of it. Johanneson plays badly and feels he has let everybody down, and their relationship never recovers.
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As his appearances become rarer, he turns to the bottle, and his life begins to tailspin. Harrison's book would have benefited from the testimony of surviving teammates and more details about his subject's 25 lost years beyond a marriage, two daughters, work washing dishes in a Chinese restaurant and ill-fated periods in rehab.
They can all say that they tried, and subsidised him with financial support.
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Popular Features. New Releases. Description Albert Johanneson became one of the first high profile black players in football when he joined Leeds United from the poverty of South African township life in Over the next nine years he became a favourite with the Leeds fans, amassing over appearances and 68 goals whilst enduring racism, endemic in that era, on and off the pitch. Guinness Publishing Ltd.
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