Saturday, 11 February 2012

Watch - Justin Fashanu Documentary (Britain's Gay Footballers)



British footballer Justin Fashanu was articulate and one of highest earning sportsman of his time during the late 80s and early 90s. He was also a double minority - black and by his own words (via the biggest tabloid in the UK) gay. This info was made public during an era when UK was, according to some, a very racist place and also a very homophobic place.

He later ended his life and hung himself with an electric cable in 1998 leaving a suicide note for his friends and family in an East London garage.

14 years after his passing, his 23 year old niece Amal Fashanu in collaboration with the BBC, pieces together the event leading to her uncle taking his own life and also trying to tackle why no UK footballer has come out in football since. Peep the documentary after the jump:










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