Nutopia

Britain’s Gay Footballers

Football's last taboo

Project details

There are currently around 5000 professional footballers in Britain. But, incredibly, not a single one of them has come out publicly as gay. Quite simply, homosexuality is the national game’s last great taboo. Amal Fashanu, niece of Justin Fashanu, the only ever openly gay British professional, goes on a mission to discover why no gay player has followed in her uncle’s boots in over twenty years. With access to a fascinating and insightful cast of characters from within and beyond football, Amal probes the ugly underbelly of the beautiful game.

Amidst these fascinating revelations about football’s last taboo, Amal becomes embroiled in a deeply personal journey. For the first time she is exposed to the full truth about her family’s darkest secrets.

BBC3’s investigation into lack of gay footballers nets 50 per cent increase in viewers. Radio Times

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