Bonus episode; Stories of our times – Where are all the gay footballers?

A bonus episode, originally appearing in the Stories of our times feed.

All this week, rainbow coloured bootlaces and armbands are being worn by football players nationwide. This is to mark the Premier League’s annual ‘rainbow laces’ campaign in support of the LGBT+ community. As well as being a celebration of inclusion, the campaign serves as a reminder of the absence of openly gay professional male footballers in the sport. Why is this still the case?

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Rebecca is a sports reporter and feature writer for the Times and Sunday Times.

Host: Manveen Rana. 

Clips used: Football Daily, Kick It Out, BBC Three, ITV.


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