The Not So Beautiful Game
TV & Satellite Week|September 07, 2019
The Not So Beautiful Game
Gareth Thomas aims to stamp out homophobia in football
Judy Ewens

In 2017, openly gay former rugby international Gareth Thomas made a documentary highlighting the institutionalised homophobia that exists at all levels of pro football.

Two years on, and despite there being around 5,000 professional male footballers in Britain, not one has come out as gay.

‘I know for a fact there are pros who are gay but they’re in the closet because there’s something drastically wrong with the national game,’ says Thomas, 45.

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September 07, 2019