The eye-opening statement was initially sent to the Justin Fashanu Foundation, as first reported by The Sun. The foundation was created in honour of Justin Fashanu, one of the world’s first openly gay football players.
He took his own life in 1998 after battling damning reports and abuse for his sexual identity. In the letter, the footballer opens up about his sexuality, stating: “I’ve known since the age of 14 but even then as a teenager, I knew the two things could not go hand in hand. ” He continued: “So I stayed quiet for years.