Our Daily Videos are generally good examples of best in class short-form content but today we highlight a full Channel 4 documentary looking at the background to why there has never been a Premier League footballer come out as a gay man.

It speaks to stars of the game, managers, agents and activists to get under the skin of why something that is statistically impossible looking at the overall population is allowed to go often unremarked upon.

Sexuality should be a non-issue when it comes to being a high performing athlete. So why is it seen to be beyond acceptable?

“Would an agent consider it to be a negative in negotiation to admit that his player was gay? Yes” says agent Jon Smith, one of the leaders in his field.

It is a compelling watch.

 

 

 

Daily Video – Gay Football