In a special edition of the Official Everton Podcast, Victor Anichebe and Ben Osu of the Anthony Walker Foundation (AWF) shared their experiences as black men growing up in Liverpool.
The BBC One drama Anthony, to be broadcast at 8.30pm on Monday, will revisit the murder of 18-year-old Anthony in Huyton 15 years ago, and imagine the life he could have had.
Former Everton striker Anichebe was 17 at the time of Anthony’s death and profoundly affected by the racially-motivated killing.
He told Osu, Strategy Lead of the AWF, about his own encounters with racism after moving with his parents from Nigeria to England.
The pair talked about the ongoing campaign for racial justice after unarmed black man George Floyd died following his arrest in Minneapolis – and the emotions triggered by events of the past two months.