AS THE world watches the European Championships, Eastern Eye asked five football fans to reflect on their identity, what the game symbolises to them and their sense of belonging in the UK.
Manisha Tailor, vice-chair (coaching) of British Asians in Sport & Physical Activity
Identifies as: British Indian
They answered these questions:
a. Do you believe the England football team is a symbol which belongs to people of every race and ethnic background in the country today?
b. What is your experience of English football?
c. Do you feel you need to be white to be English? Do you feel a sense of belonging to England?