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John Amaechi

  • 5th February 2010

    FA’s homophobia in football video premiere cancelled 22

    The premiere has been postponed

    1:53 PM — The Football Association has cancelled the premiere of a short video to tackle homophobia in the sport. Today, two of those consulted over the project, Peter Tatchell and John Amaechi, criticised the film. Mr Amaechi described it as an "expletive-laden rant".

  • 24th December 2009

    Gay basketball hero says clubs, not fans, are to blame for homophobia in sport 7

    John Amaechi said hierachies in clubs worked against diversity

    1:26 PM — Former NBA star John Amaechi has said it is coaches, executives and club owners who are to blame for homophobia in football. He was responding to PR advisor Max Clifford's comments earlier this week that "vicious" homophobic fans were part of the reason why so few gay sportsmen were willing to come out.

  • 19th December 2009

    Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas reveals he’s gay 87

    Gareth Thomas on the cover of his autobiography

    1:03 PM — Gareth Thomas, the former Wales Rugby captain has come out as gay in an emotional interview with the Daily Mail. He becomes one of just a handful of openly gay sportsmen.

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