'I am proud of my black roots and of the black blood that runs in my veins.'
Manchester United's Welsh International winger Ryan Giggs gave a remarkably frank interview in the French weekly L'Eqipe Magazine, when he publicly acknowledged his black heritage.
'Most people do not know that my origins are African-Welsh, in fact only the people who are close to me and who count for me know my whole story.'
'Looking at me from the outside, it is not very obvious, I know but half my family is black and I feel close to their culture and their colour. I am proud of my black roots and of the black blood that runs in my veins. I do not wish to hide my origins, nor do I seek to make it a subject of conversation. I am what I am.'