To celebrate Black History Month Arsenal TV Online spoke to former Gunner Chris Whyte about his experiences as a young black footballer. In this special two-part interview the defender speaks in depth about his roots, his life at Arsenal and the years since he retired:

Part One
Chris discusses his upbringing in Islington, watching Arsenal in the 1970s, being spotted whilst in Bristol and the early days of his Arsenal career.

Part Two
Chris talks about the horrific racist abuse he suffered, the response of other players, playing for Leeds United, the reaction of fans and the current racism situation in football.

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