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Day of action against homophobia in football

by Nick O’Brien
Issue No. 2292

The five a side tournament in Norwich

The five a side tournament in Norwich

Former Norwich football star Justin Fashanu was remembered on what would have been his 51st birthday with a day of action against homophobia in football.

Justin was the first ever professional footballer to come out as gay. He had to contend with homophobia throughout his career.

In 1998 he took his own life. This tragedy inspired the Justin Campaign and Football v Homophobia.

Over 40 people played in a five-a-side tournament in Norwich which was opened by Simon Wright MP.

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Tue 28 Feb 2012, 18:49 GMT
Issue No. 2292
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