Brendon Batson has released his autobiography, The Third Degree, written by Chris Lepkowski.
Batson speaks candidly about his life dealing with grief, team-mates and colleagues, along with life-long battles against racism.

A child of the Windrush generation, Batson had never known football before arriving in the UK as a nine-year-old. From being told, ‘Maybe cricket is your game’, after his first trial to slipping over a banana thrown from the crowd on his West Brom debut, Batson was reminded at every turn that the game wasn’t for ‘people like him’.

Brendon’s story includes his journey to England, becoming the first black footballer to play for Arsenal. It also covers tales from his spells with Cambridge United and West Bromwich Albion, his life-long battles against racism, his pursuit of inclusivity, and his career as one of sport’s most respected administrators.

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