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Campbell: the FA wished I was white

SOL CAMPBELL, the former Arsenal defender, has insisted that he would have "been England captain for more than 10 years" if he had been white.

The 39-year-old, who played 73 times for his country, claims the Football Association and the majority of fans do not want a black England captain. Campbell, who was handed the armband three times in friendly matches, also labelled the selection of Michael Owen ahead of him as "embarrassing".

"I believe if I was white, I would have been England captain for more than 10 years - it's as simple as that," he said. "I think the FA wished I was white. I had the credibility, performance-wise to be captain."

It is understood the FA is not planning to respond directly to the allegations.

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