Shaka Hislop receives honorary doctorate from Newcastle University

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    (Photo via Shaka Hislop on Instagram)

    Shaka Hislop has received an honorary doctorate in Civil Law from Newcastle University.

    The honour was conferred for his work on the project, ‘Show Racism The Red Card’.

    In a post to his official Instagram account, Hislop said he accepted the honour in recognition of the thousands who “supported, contributed, volunteered and worked” for the the project.

    He also expressed humility at being chosen for the honour, which was also presented by the University to Dr. Martin Luther King 55 years prior.

    Hislop played as a goalkeeper for T&T’s national football side from 1999–2006.