VIDEO: Premier League stars celebrate Black History Month, idols

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To celebrate Black History Month, a host of stars players and managers from across the Premier League have been discussing their idols.

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From Bukayo Saka being inspired by Thierry Henry to Kalvin Phillips idolizing LeBron James and Patrick Vieira  admiring the life of Nelson Mandela, Black History Month is a chance to celebrate leaders from the Black community and look back on their incredible achievements.

To mark Black History Month in October, our partners in the UK at Sky Sports have been speaking to key figures from across the Premier League.

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Below are a selection of stories as stars galore celebrate Black History Month.


Patrick Vieira admires Nelson Mandela’s unifying presence


Bukayo Saka inspired by Thierry Henry both on and off the pitch


Dominic Calvert-Lewin works to live up to father’s example


Paul Pogba looks up to Muhammad Ali’s bravery, confidence


Why Kalvin Phillips sees LeBron James as his role model


Kyle Walker explains why Brian Deane is his hometown hero