Rahman: Islamophbia tarnished my career

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Last Updated: 01/09/19 7:50am

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Former Arsenal and QPR youngster Taff Rahman lifts the lid on the Islamophobia and abuse he suffered as a young player

Former Arsenal and QPR youngster Taff Rahman lifts the lid on the Islamophobia and abuse he suffered as a young player

Former Arsenal and QPR youngster Taff Rahman has opened up on the Islamophobia he received as a youngster trying to make his way in the game.
Rahman played alongside David Bentley and Jermaine Pennant during his time at Arsenal and is now one of just handful of British-Asians to have completed the UEFA A Licence coaching qualification.Injuries contributed to his playing career coming to an end at the age of 26 but Rahman’s journey in the game was blighted by racial abuse, which was both verbal and physical. “I remember playing at a grassroots club aged 12 or 13 and getting an award for player of the year, or top scorer, and I remember a player’s family member saying to me ‘you P***,

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