Watford striker Andre Gray has spoke about his experiences of racism in football as part of a feature for the BBC.

Ten people from within the game have spoken about their experiences of racism in all levels of football for a feature called Racism in Football: Our Stories, including Emile Heskey, Chris Hughton, Anita Asante and others

For the feature, Gray said: “If players keep speaking up, it will always be in the minds that if someone gets caught, the repercussions will be stronger than they have been before.

“This has been going on for hundreds of years now. I’m not going to sit here and say that everything's going to fix itself and people are going to stop, so much has happened between 2020 and the 1900s, but it’s a start. We’re in a different generation now, social media is everywhere and everything is on the television and you know about everything that’s going on – and hopefully that can help, but that’s yet to be seen.

"Hopefully, we just keep pushing and people that do have a voice can keep pushing the movement and trying to make a change – I don’t think it’s for me and the people older than me. It’s for the younger generation that we try to help and not have them have to live through what we have in the same way my grandparents and everyone else’s grandparents have tried to do that for us."

Gray has spoken out about racism on several occasions, including as recently as June this year when he told the Guardian about his experiences of racism in the UK.

He said: "I feel we are lucky we don't have armed police officers on the street because we are still stereotyped and judged by these police officers over here, just the same [as in the US].

"I can't even count how many times I've been pulled over. I can't count how many times I've gone to a club and not got in, how many times a security guard has followed me round a shop.

"I can't count how many times that somebody has asked me if I'm a footballer because I've come out of a nice car. Look, at the end of the day, I'm three people in this country. And that's either a footballer, a rapper or a drug dealer. These are the facts."