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Ex British football player, Stan Collymore, receive homophobic email.
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Ex British football player, Stan Collymore, receive homophobic email.

Homophobia in sport is still a too big problem. And still it hurts a lot. Stan Collymore, ex professional football player, who played for England between 1995 and 1997 and became a football pundit, received a homophobic email that he shared with his Twitter followers on Saturday - June 13 - and received loads of messages of support. You can read the offensive and homophic email in the pictures Stan Collymore posted on twitter: https://twitter.com/StanCollymore/status/1271932617466744837 The football player waited no time and promptly acted to report the happening and the person behind it: https://twitter.com/StanCollymore/status/1271949843246845957 According to the BBC, Leo Maddocks, 37, of Francis Street, Derby, got arrested on Sunday 14th June and was charged with sending a...
Amal Fashanu says that 5 famous footballers in the UK will shortly come out as gay.
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Amal Fashanu says that 5 famous footballers in the UK will shortly come out as gay.

And they are all recognisable names. Amal - Justin Fashanu’s niece - runs a charity where 5 famous footballers are being counselled at the moment, about their homosexuality and their "living in the closet". This is what we can read in her interview to The Sun. She said: “No one wants to be the first. In their minds these guys are trapped, ashamed. They think society won’t accept it so instead they live their lives in secret. It’s sad that this has to happen. But they would be a trailblazer.” Her uncle Justin (the first openly gay UK footballer) committed suicide in 1998 after being accused of sexual assault of a 17-year-old boy – an accusation that was never proven true, and her dad admitted feeling “guilty every day” after he payed his brother not to come-out. Amal also added: “...
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