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Viv Anderson: ‘When I saw the banana skin it hit me like a punch’

n for black players has improved so much since the 1980s but there is still a battle to be wonI watched the Arsenal-Tottenham game and the banana skin wasn’t something anyone really noticed at the time. Then there were replays that showed some of the objects that were being thrown at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/dec/02/arsenal-tottenham-aubameyang" title="">he celebrated his first goal</a>, and when I saw the banana it hit me like a punch. The police have not charged anyone with any racially aggravated offence but it nonetheless reminded me of the sort of thing I thought we had eradicated from the game.
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