Dr Onyeka Nubia is a historian, writer and presenter. He is a lecturer in History at the University of Nottingham and the leading historian on the status and origins of Africans in pre-colonial England from antiquity to 1603. He is the author of Blackamoores Africans in Tudor England and England’s Other Countrymen, has written three novels and recently contributed to the collection of essays, What is History, Now? by Helen Carr and Suzannah Lipscomb.
Like it or not, sport is intertwined with politics. Sportsmen who reject the link are shirking the responsibility that accompanies their money and fame.