Kick It Out statement on Cyrille Regis
Following the news that Cyrille Regis, the former West Bromwich Albion forward, has died at the age of 59, Kick It Out has released the following statement.
The statement reads: “Kick It Out is shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of former West Bromwich Albion forward Cyrille Regis at the age of 59.
“Cyrille was a pioneer of English football, becoming one of the first iconic Black players of the professional game, alongside former Albion team-mates Laurie Cunningham and Brendon Batson.
“Following his career, Cyrille was a great supporter of the organisation’s work helping to tackle racism in the sport, kindly donating his time and efforts to Kick It Out on numerous occasions.”