It will rekindle fond memories for those who grew up with the greatest footballer who never lived – and will introduce a new generation of fans to a golden age when soccer stars actually set a good example to youngsters. Roy Race never swore, didn’t spit, and always played fair. He would never be seen in a brothel, didn’t steal anyone’s girlfriend, and displayed uncommon loyalty to his beloved Melchester Rovers in the face of a string of lucrative offers. When ‘Racey’ put on the England shirt, a nation stood proud.
Frankly, we don’t care, just so long as he has that awesome ’80s hair.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.