BBC Sport - Reading: Ola John identifies with Europe's migrant crisis
John identifies with migrant crisis
- From the section Football
Reading forward Ola John speaks about his unusual route into professional football after his family fled civil war in Liberia when he was a child.
Dutch international John arrived in the Netherlands as a two-year-old with his two brothers and mother after their father was killed in the fighting.
He told BBC South Today how he turned childhood tragedy into motivation to work hard for his mother and family.