I’ve written something for the wonderful Football’s Fallen site, run by the lovely Laura Jones which deals with the tragic and yet fascinating stories of footballers who have died while playing, and as a result of injuries sustained on the pitch.
My piece concerns Robert Mitwerandu, the first ever black (or Afro-Polish) player to play in the Polish top tier. Mitwerandu played for GKS Katowice and a number of smaller clubs before dying unexpectedly at the age of 30. The piece looks at how his death occurred but also what Mitwerandu represents in Poland, a country which is still overwhelmingly homogeneous ethnically.
Check out the story here