BBC presenter Richie Anderson came out to his soccer team, and the entire heartfelt exchange was captured on camera. During the filing of a special news report on bullying and homophobia in soccer clubs, Anderson decided to put his teammates to the test.
While sitting down in the locker room after a victory for the men, he brings everyone together and says: “One of the big issues that we’ve looked this week…Sorry. It’s really close to my heart — it’s homophobia in football. And the reason why that means a lot to me is I’m a gay footballer,” he told the men. “I just wanted to be open and honest because with you lot it’s just been class. This is really hard for me to do now.”
'It's time to tell my team-mates I'm gay'. We're really proud of our presenter @richie_anderson who appeared on the One Show last night. Watch the full film about homophobia in grass roots football here https://t.co/JXex5cDdCc pic.twitter.com/H3itc5rMj7
— BBC WM 95.6 (@bbcwm) January 23, 2018