Gay Footballers in the EPL – Daughter of former England footballer John Fashanu, Amal Fashanu has claimed to know of at least 7 homosexual footballers in the English Premier League.
Amal had in 2012, presented a documentary titled ‘Britain’s Gay Footballers’, where she investigated homosexuality and its place in football.
The topic is particularly import to Amal, whose uncle, Justin Fashanu, committed suicide after coming out as gay.
“I actually know myself of seven. I will never, ever share their details,” said Amal in an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live.
“I’m not going to out them because I would never do that. You want to be honest, even to help them out, but you just can’t do that. The football world is extremely dark. I don’t even want to imagine being a footballer, what it must be like.”