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Football: Michail Antonio Praises Clyde Best

Football: Michail Antonio Praises Clyde Best

West Ham United striker Michail Antonio has heaped praise on Bermudian football legend Clyde Best for paving the way for Black players in English football, saying that “I wouldn’t be where I am without Clyde.” A West Ham Zone story said, “Best was one of the first Black players in the old First Division when he joined West Ham in 1968 and... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Clyde Best Wall Artisan Market

Photos & Video: Clyde Best Wall Artisan Market

[Written by Dale Butler] On a warm summer day, Clyde Best Lane, with note-worthy art work on the walls, came to life on Sunday, Oct 22nd at 3pm with the presence of one of Bermuda’s greatest soccer stars, Clyde Best, who walked to all 13 vendors in humility as they stared at his brilliant light as a humble native who did so well in local and UK soccer... Read more of this article

Clyde Best Pictured In West Ham Heyday

Clyde Best Pictured In West Ham Heyday

A photograph of Clyde Best in his footballing heyday for West Ham United has emerged on social media. Best, one of the first Black role models in English football, is pictured with his West Ham team-mates Geoff Hurst, Harry Redknapp, Trevor Brooking, Pop Robson, Ronnie Boyce and Johnny Ayris at the Boleyn Ground in the 1970s. The photograph appeared... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Clyde Best Documentary Filming

Photos/Video: Clyde Best Documentary Filming

Filming for the new Clyde Best documentary – Transforming the Beautiful Game: The Clyde Best Story – is taking place in Bermuda now. The re-enactment scene, featuring local footballers as the actors, involved Best as a youngster and his Dockyard Island Rangers team-mates playing against a team of Royal Navy sailors in the 1960s. Dan Egan, the documentary’s... Read more of this article

Charity Cup To Donate To Best Documentary

Charity Cup To Donate To Best Documentary

The Bermuda Football Association [BFA] is showing their support for the upcoming documentary Transforming the Beautiful Game, The Clyde Best Story by donating the gate receipts of the Charity Cup this Sunday [Sept 3]. A spokesperson said, “The Charity Cup kicks off the first game of the football season and will see teams Pembroke Hamilton Club... Read more of this article

Clyde Best Beaming After West Ham Win

Clyde Best Beaming After West Ham Win

[Written by Stephen Wright] Clyde Best admits he has not stopped smiling since West Ham United’s victory over Fiorentina in the Europa Conference League final in Prague last night [June 7]. The former West Ham forward said he is still in dreamland after watching them end their 43-year wait for a major trophy by beating the Italian outfit 2-1 in dramatic... Read more of this article

Video: West Ham Fan TV Interviews Clyde Best

Video: West Ham Fan TV Interviews Clyde Best

West Ham Fan TV recently interviewed Bermudian football legend Clyde Best to talk about his football career and more. The hour-long interviewed comes after Best – one of the first Black players to play football for a top English team – visited the current West Ham team in England, with the team saying that they had the “honour of welcoming”... Read more of this article

Video: Clyde Best Visits West Ham Training

Video: Clyde Best Visits West Ham Training

Bermudian football legend Clyde Best — one of the first Black players to play football for a top English team — visited the West Ham team in England, and the team noted they had the “honour of welcoming” the Hammers legend. West Ham tweeted the video below and said, “We had the honour of welcoming Clyde Best to Rush Green... Read more of this article

Photos: Clyde Best Visits Clearwater School

Photos: Clyde Best Visits Clearwater School

Footballing legend Clyde Best’s surprise visit at Clearwater Middle School’s assembly on Monday enthralled students and staff alike. Mr. Best — one of the first Black players at a top-flight English club — was invited to speak as a highlight of the school’s Black History Month celebrations. He recounted his pioneering days... Read more of this article

Premier Attends Clyde Best Mural Ribbon Cutting

Premier Attends Clyde Best Mural Ribbon Cutting

Premier David Burt attended the official ribbon cutting for the Clyde Best Mural Wall last week. In an online post, Premier Burt said, “It’s amazing to see what communities can accomplish when they come together. Last week I attended the official ribbon cutting for the Clyde Best Mural Wall and met with all the artists who created this amazing... Read more of this article

Island Filming Commences For Clyde Best Story

Island Filming Commences For Clyde Best Story

Filming is underway in Bermuda for Transforming the Beautiful Game, The Clyde Best Story. A spokesperson said, “Filming is underway in Bermuda this week for Transforming the Beautiful Game, The Clyde Best Story. This feature-length documentary will delve into the history of racial discrimination in the English Football League through stories... Read more of this article

Photos, Video, 360: Clyde Best Mural & Market

Photos, Video, 360: Clyde Best Mural & Market

The Clyde Best ‘Mural Wall introduction and Vendor Event’ was held last night [July 22] in the west end, with entertainment, vendors, speeches and more, with no shortage of ‘Somerset colours’ on display throughout the evening. The painting on the wall along Clyde Best Lane — which was officially named after the legendary... Read more of this article

Clyde Best Lane Road Closure On July 22nd

Clyde Best Lane Road Closure On July 22nd

There will be a “Mural Wall introduction and Vendor Event” on Clyde Best Lane in Somerset on Friday [July 22] and the road will be closed from 6:00pm to 12:00am. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works wishes to inform the motoring public that Somerset Cricket Club will be holding a Mural Wall introduction and Vendor... Read more of this article

Photos, Video & 360: Clyde Best Art Mural

Photos, Video & 360: Clyde Best Art Mural

An intricate and extensive mural depicting Clyde Best’s football journey is being created next to Somerset Cricket Club. The painting on the wall along Clyde Best Lane — which was officially named after the legendary footballer back in 2014 — includes a portrait of the Bermudian icon in his West Ham United kit and various action images... Read more of this article

Video: Documentary To Feature Clyde Best

Video: Documentary To Feature Clyde Best

A feature-length documentary depicting the life of Bermudian football legend Clyde Best is underway, it was announced today. “Through exclusive interviews and unseen footage, the documentary will touch on topical themes including racism in sports, combating discrimination and systematic change,” a spokesperson said. “While it’s... Read more of this article

Legends Lunch With Dr John Carlos & Clyde Best

Legends Lunch With Dr John Carlos & Clyde Best

The Bermuda Black Golfers Week is set to launch at the Weekend Preview event from November 5-6., which will include the Legends Lunch featuring Olympic medalist Dr. John Carlos — who raised his fist on the podium in the 1968 Olympics — and Bermuda’s own football trailblazer Clyde Best. A BTA spokesperson said, “Bermuda Black Golfers... Read more of this article