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  • 27th October 2011

    John Amaechi: ‘Homophobia remains a massive problem in sport’ 9

    John Amaechi was honoured for services to sport

    1:00 PM — Former basketball star John Amaechi says homophobia remains a "massive problem" in sport, especially football. Amaechi, who was the first openly gay NBA player, spoke out after receiving the Order of the British Empire for services to sport and the voluntary sector from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

  • 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.

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