Lineker: Hitzlsperger 'paving way for others to follow'


Looking forward to interviewing Thomas Hitzlsperger for Football Focus this week. A man, hopefully, paving the way for others to follow.

Read: Hitzlsperger becomes first openly gay ex-Premier League star


Fashanu niece: Shame Hitzlsperger waited so long

The niece of Britain's first openly gay footballer Justin Fashanu has said ex-Premier League star Thomas Hitzlsperger's decision to reveal he is gay is "very significant" but said it was a shame he waited until he was retired to make the announcement