Michael Hector knows a thing or two about going the long way round. At just 23, the imposing central defender has already turned out for twelve clubs in three nations, on a six-year journey that has seen him snake his way to the four corners of the British Isles. Now, though, he’s back right where he wants to be. On the eve of this year’s Copa América, we visited Reading’s Reggae Boy at his home in East Ham, as he reflected on the importance of community on his road to one of the biggest stages in world football.

Michael Hector The Euros