A new novel based on Uriah Rennie – the Premier League’s first and only black referee – has reopened an age-old issue
By any standards, Sebastian Vettel’s swerve from a Formula One paddock to a Question Time studio in Hackney counted as a drastic handbrake turn. The format of the BBC’s premier topical debate show, where guests receive no advance sighting of subjects and where a live audience is primed to extract its pound of flesh, is an automatic no-go zone for many drivers taught to deal only in rehearsed soundbites. For a four-time world champion to submit to such a grilling, in his second language, was enou
The Dutchman was sacked 10 weeks later when Palace lost their first four league matches of the season without scoring a single goal.