Homophobia in sport: Football Manager to feature gay players
Modern elite male British football is still waiting for its first openly gay player. Maybe Football Manager can help.
In this year’s edition of the computer game, players come out.
“Part of the reason we decided to do this is because there are gay footballers,” Miles Jacobson, the game’s director, told BBC Sport.
“We know from the amount of professionals that there has to be players who are gay but feel they don’t want to come out.
“I find it weird that it’s still a problem in football so we decided to try and show people that coming out isn’t a big deal and can be a positive thing.
“I just think it’s crazy that in 2017 we are in a world where people can’t be themselves.”