Rugby legend Gareth Thomas tackles homophobia in football
He became the UK’s first openly gay professional rugby player in 2009, and now former Wales and Lions captain Gareth Thomas is marking 50 years since homosexuality was decriminalised in a new documentary.
In Gareth Thomas v Homophobia: Hate in the Beautiful Game, Gareth takes a personal look at what’s considered the last bastion of homophobia in sport - football. So just what is preventing players of the beautiful game coming out? Gareth, who believes there are several gay footballers out there, meets players, fans and managers in a bid to find out, as well as recounting his own painful journey to find the courage to come out.