Former Dagenham & Redbridge defender Uddin delighted to see club hosting an Against Racism Day

PUBLISHED: 16:00 25 January 2018 | UPDATED: 16:09 25 January 2018

Anwar Uddin (left) celebrates Dagenham & Redbridge's promotion to League One with Gary Watson at Wembley (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Anwar Uddin (left) celebrates Dagenham & Redbridge's promotion to League One with Gary Watson at Wembley (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Ex-Dagenham & Redbridge captain and The Football Supporters’ Federation Diversity and Campaigns Manager, Anwar Uddin is delighted to see his former club host a Daggers Against Racism Day this weekend.

Anwar Uddin in action for Dagenham & Redbridge during his playing days (pic: Joseph Toth/TGSPHOTO). Anwar Uddin in action for Dagenham & Redbridge during his playing days (pic: Joseph Toth/TGSPHOTO).

Daggers will be hosting their annual celebration as they welcome National League strugglers Solihull Moors to Victoria Road on Saturday (3pm).

The defender explains the challenges around Asian footballers and highlights the importance of the day.

“I’m really pleased to see the club once again host ‘Daggers Against Racism Day’ fixture in 2018,” Uddin said.

“After spending six glorious years at the club, including a spell as club captain and two amazing promotions, I cannot speak highly enough of the club, it’s staff and more importantly the fans.

“Being one of the very few British Asians to play professional football in England and the first to captain a team when we played Stockport in our first fixture in the Football League was something of great importance to me but also for the community, who shaped who I am.

“I have had a unique perspective to football in England and seen where the sport has not always been so inclusive. “In previous generations gone by, many people would have been apprehensive about watching a live match at any level let alone playing in one.

“I have unfortunately experienced some of this negativity in my career.

“However, I take heart from the fact that I was embraced by this great club and its fans for six whole years and became a key part in the Daggers family forever.

“My biggest regret was leaving the club when I did but it is fantastic to see all the great work it does around equality and inclusion.

“I am now working full time for the Football Supporters’ Federation and Kick It Out leading on the Fans For Diversity campaign, which give supporters from all backgrounds the opportunity to share their love for the game.

“I’m also still involved in football as manager of Glebe FC and I’m learning my trade as ‘the Gaffer’ with the hope of one day being as good as the legend that is John Still.”


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