Ex Everton and west Bromwich striker has signalled his interest in buying a soccer club to try and improve ethnic minority representation in positions of power within the sport, a problem that has come to light through the Black Lives Matter movement in recent months.
Anichebe said “I would like to go down that route of owning a team. I do have a group of people that are quite wealthy and together we could come together … Instead of wanting change, we can be the change ourselves,”.
The 32 year old striker reaction is coming in the light of recent discriminatory cases gathering against black and he says ‘I have grown weary of being racially discriminated against’ after being stopped by police while driving his car last week.
Anichebe was pulled over by police officers after leaving a petrol station on Merseyside in England, an incident he labelled a “joke”.
“A lot of the times, I am a lot more level-headed but because of everything that’s going on I am just tired,” Anichebe, who also played for West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland, told Sky Sports.