Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and other major Sky Sports staff were treated by Troy Townsend, Kick it to the head of development, in a Zoom call yesterday about how they could use their platform and sport to combat racism. “I believe that sport can be a force for change,” Neville said last night.
Townsend discussed Black Lives Matter, racism in the game and the company and often narrow language that the media use when describing black players (the“pace and power”). There were 24 Sky employees and contractors of people on the call, including the presenters Kelly Cates and David Jones, reporters, Geoff Shreeves and Eilidh Barbour, as well as experts such as Jamie Redknapp and Graeme Souness, in addition to Neville and Carragher.
“I said to Troy,