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January 31, 2012

Over 700,000 viewers tune in to Amal Fashanu on BBC3

The BBC3 documentary which investigates the lack of professional gay footballers in the United Kingdom has brought in nearly a quarter million more viewers than normal.

Britain's Gay Footballers, presented by Amal Fashanu, was watched by 712,000 BBC3 viewers on Monday night, over 50 per cent higher than the usual viewing figures for that time slot.

The 9 to 10pm time slot for BBC3 has brought in an average of 470,000 viewers over the past 12 months.

January 27, 2012

BBC documentary on Britain’s Gay Footballers ask why no professional players are out as gay

Britain’s leading publicist Max Clifford has stated that football is in the ‘dark ages’ when it comes to gay and bisexual players.

He makes his comments in a BBC3 documentary screening on Monday (30 January) at 9pm, called Britain’s Gay Footballers.

In the documentary Amal Fashanu, niece of Justin Fashanau, the only ever openly gay British professional soccer player, who came out 20 years ago but soon after committed suicide, examines why no other gay player has followed in her uncle’s boots.