The second edition of Derby County’s new monthly magazine The Rampage is set for its release on Thursday 8th October.
The 100-page A4 publication is jam-packed full of exclusive interviews and club-centric content, including an in-depth interview with Tom Lawrence spanning nine pages, a catch up with Seth Johnson and a day in the life of the Rams’ goalkeepers.
The Rampage also took a deeper look into why and how Derby County will continue to fight against racial injustice.
Specialist First Team Coach Liam Rosenior and First-Team players Curtis Davies, Duane Holmes spoke candidly about their experiences as Black men and were joined by George Evans to discuss the importance behind the symbol of Taking the Knee.
Here is an extract from the piece that you can read exclusively in The Rampage.
When Rosenior was asked if he had a similar moment, a sad smile of recognition came to his face and with a small nod, the recollection of a major moment in his life came instantly. The moment was followed by a difficult talk by his White mum, who had previously been spat at for pushing her Black baby in a pram down the street.
“I was five years old and I was on the swing and my brother was three,” Rosenior said. “A kid said to another ‘why are those monkeys on a swing?’ When you are young you don’t understand what is going on, but when I asked my mum why they said that she was really upset. She had to explain to me, as a five-year-old, that because of the colour of my skin I might be perceived to be different. You understand in time that you are perceived to be different when you walk in to a room, or by how you dress, or what you say because people pre-judge you by the colour of your skin.”
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