There's something to be said for not mixing politics and sport. From racism to homophobia ai??i?? an exploration of the conflict between football and identity politics.
Former Aston Villa and VfB Stuttgart star Thomas Hitzlsperger recently announced that he was homosexual, joining a very small number of footballers to come out in the open about their homosexuality. Here is a look at the difficulties faced by gays in football and a plea for change.