By George Martin
October is Black History Month, which recognises the history and achievements of people from African or Caribbean heritages, and to educate people about the effects of racism.

Marine FC defender Josh Solomon-Davies was born in St Lucia in the Caribbean before moving to Birkenhead aged just seven.

The full-back told Merseysportlive he has not been on the end of racism personally.

But he has witnessed it on a football pitch.

“About two years ago Mendes (Marine goalkeeper) received racist abuse from behind the goal,” he recalls.

“I didn’t hear it myself, but he was very angry, and he wouldn’t lie about that.”

After the killing of George Floyd in May 2020, the Premier League supported the Black Lives Matter campaign.

All players agreed to “take the knee” in support of kicking racism out of football and society.

On the campaign, Davies said: “It is good that people are coming together to show and acknowledge that racism needs to stop.

“However, we still see it today, not as much in the UK but in other countries we are still seeing it a lot and this needs to change.

“People are still choosing not to educate themselves on racism and what it is about and why they are doing it, which is just them being stupid.

“But the campaign will certainly help younger children and those who are interested in learning.”

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