My dad stopped me going to Man Utd trial
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Son challenges dad: Why couldn't I go to Man Utd trial?

Robbie Sokhal, from Wolverhampton, was offered a trial by Manchester United at the age of six but his dad wouldn't let him go.

This story is no doubt familiar to other young men who have few Asian role models in English football.

Of the 3,000 professional footballers in the English leagues, only 10 of them are British Asians, according to the FA.

Now aged 27 and working as a finance business partner at the BBC, Robbie agreed to talk to his dad, Rajiv Sokhal, about it for the first time on camera.

You can see more on this story on BBC Inside Out West Midlands at 19:30 BST on BBC One on Monday 2 October, or via iPlayer for 30 days afterwards.

Video Journalist: Louise Brierley

  • 02 Oct 2017
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