When was the last time an England match was broadcast in black and white?

In September 2018 a portion of England’s game against Switzerland was broadcast in black and white.

This was done to celebrate 25 years of the Kick It Out campaign, 25 seconds of coverage will be broadcast without color as the Three Lions face the Swiss in Leicester.

    Many matched the 1966 World Cup victory in black and white

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Many matched the 1966 World Cup victory in black and whiteCredit: PA: Press Association

When was the last time an England match was broadcast in black and white?

For the last time this happened, you have to go back about 50 years.

Most of the country watched the 1966 World Cup victory in black and white, but by the late 60s color television was pretty much the norm.

So much so that Match of the Day in 1969 was broadcast in full colour, broadcasting the clash between Liverpool and West Ham from Anfield.

Not everyone had a color set until the 1970 World Cup, but by then every program broadcast on both BBC1 and BBC2 was available to watch in Technicolor.

The move by the Football Association in Leicester aims to honor the 25th anniversary of the Kick It Out campaign.

    England will honor the campaign in their game against Switzerland

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England will honor the campaign in their game against SwitzerlandCredit: PA: Press Association

Viewers watching the coverage saw the picture change to black and white as the team moved onto the pitch.

Paul Elliott, chairman of the FA’s Inclusion Advisory Board, said: “Kick It Out has been a catalyst for change in English football on and off the pitch and we are delighted to be celebrating his inspirational work in promoting football for all.

“Hopefully the footage will encourage the millions of viewers at home to spend at least 25 seconds thinking about the importance of diversity in this beautiful sport of ours.”

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