When discussing the book with friends etc it became apparent that a lot of people are simply unaware that there’s a major problem with homophobia in football.The Justin Campaign, Amal Fashanu’s documentary and the Gay Footballers’ Support Network have gone some way to changing that, but there’s still a lot of ignorance surrounding the topic.It’s a subject which has interested me for a few years now.

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The story that is often told is that Hysen, Europe’s only openly gay player, has been widely accepted in Sweden, because of the country’s liberal attitudes and the lack of mainstream media attention the league attracts.

But actually, Hysen has received some pretty horrific homophobic abuse from supporters in Sweden.

He was still president until May this year, when he stood down.

I was also surprised to really research Anton Hysen’s experiences in the game.

That amazed me because Scolari is so widely respected in the game.

Vlatko Markovic, president of the Croatian Football Federation, said: “As long as I’m president there will be no gay players.

I was always aware of Justin Fashanu’s story and it’s the most important story there is when discussing homophobia in football.

But Fashanu came out in the 1990s when the football landscape was generally quite different and I suppose society was quite different too.

I was also inspired by an article I read from a journalist saying that supporters were the only reason there were no openly gay footballers in England.

I felt like I wanted to show that the problem with homophobia in football is deep-rooted and goes far, far beyond supporters views alone.

And if someone reads the book and changes their own homophobic behaviour, well I guess that would be the ultimate pay-off. Those who have spoken to me about it were shocked by some of the stories, which I guess is the reaction I wanted people to have, because it highlights the shocking nature of the problem and the fact that it doesn’t attract enough mainstream press coverage.