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Opinion: Homosexuality and Homophobia in football

By Sam Parish (@sam_parish)
It’s over 20 years since Justin Fashanu came out as Britain’s thus far only openly gay professional footballer, and close to 14 years since he took his own life. He was also black, and I think it’s fair to say that the sport’s and indeed society’s attitude to race has improved markedly in the days since his career, which began in 1978. But why haven’t we seen the same changes in the game’s attitude to sexuality?
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