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Amaechi: FIFA Not Doing Enough for Gay Players

  • ESPN FC, Thursday, January 9, 2014 1:25 PM
Former NBA star John Amaechi believes the international soccer community has a “toxic” approach towards homosexuality and claims that FIFA, the game’s world governing body, is not doing enough to help gay players in the wake of Thomas Hitzlsperger’s coming out as a gay man earlier this week. Hitzlsperger, 31, is just the fourth professional soccer player to officially come out after former Norwich forward Justin Fashanu, Swedish lower league player Anton Hysen and LA Galaxy midfielder Robbie Rogers.

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