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Elton John & Graham Taylor.

Taylor alongside Watford chairman John in 1984 when they made the FA Cup final

Graham Taylor with Sir Elton John

Elton John pays an emotional tribute to Graham Taylor

Graham Taylor with Sir Elton John

The Football Association tried to impose an unofficial quota system on the number of black players an England manager should be allowed to use, according to a new book about racism within the sport. Pitch Black, written by Emy Onuora, includes a passage in which an anti-racism in football campaigner claims Graham Taylor admitted to him he had been summoned by two members of the FA’s hierarchy and told “in no uncertain terms” he should not go beyond a certain limit.

FA told Graham Taylor not to pick ‘too many’ black players for England

Graham Taylor Denies Claims He Was Told 'Not To Pick Black Players' As England Manager

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1991: Sir Elton John pictured at Watford Football Club. He remained president after selling the club in 1987, but later bought it again.

Elton John and partner David Furnish step out with both kids for the first time

Sir Elton John pictured at Watford Football Club. He remained president after selling the club in but later bought it again.

Elton at Watford

The glory years!

Graham Taylor signs Steve Froggatt for Wolves in 1994

Graham Taylor rules out a return to Wolves

Graham Taylor signs Steve Froggatt for Wolves in 1994

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