Clogiron Posted December 30, 2020 Share Posted December 30, 2020 13 minutes ago, Dunbar said: Thought I would drag this thread back to the surface because I came across this today. In 2004, in response to the 'Great Britons' survey (which didn't include any black people in the top 100), a survey to find the greatest black Briton was carried out... after a 100,000 responses the list was tallied. The full list is here The top 100 list in full | London Evening Standard but there were no sportspeople in the top 10 but Ellery Hanley came it at number 11. This is ahead of athletes like Daley Thompson (17), Linford Christie (53) and footballers John Barnes (43), Ian Wright (52) and Viv Anderson (60). Martin Offiah also came in at 44 so great to see two Rugby League players recognized by the wider public. Being quite introverted in Rugby League all those years ago it is interesting to see how Hanley and Offiah transcended the sport and were more recognized than some other really well known athletes. If you held a survey of the general public now of Rugby League players these 2 would be the names that would be most prominent, but that's what you get for selling your soul to a satellite pay channel, it might finance the game at present but there's nothing super about Super League in terms of personalities or recognition by the public at large, the game has disappeared off the radar for most of the population. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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