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Homophobia Continues To Be Football’s Big, Gay Problem

NEWPORT, WALES - SEPTEMBER 13: Lawson D'Ath of Northampton Town wears Rainbow laces as part of a anti-homophobia campain during the Sky Bet League Two match between Newport County and Northampton Town at Rodney Parade on September 13, 2014 in Newport, Wales. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Football clubs up and down the UK have this weekend pledged to support Stonewall’s “Rainbow Laces” campaign, in an effort to combat homophobia in the sport. The campaign has grown since beginning in 2013 (when Joey Barton was one of the few vocal leading footballing advocates) to the point where the majority of football clubs in Britain (as well as rugby clubs) …

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Is A Career In Professional Sport A Bridge To Nowhere?

As professions go, professional sport tends to be seen as a fairly desirable one, coming complete with perks and plaudits, yet despite these modest benefits therein often only apathy awaits thereafter. As soon as the sporting career is over, it’s not clear why others should really care. Defining oneself by the past is rarely as interesting as refining oneself for …

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