”Courageous, proud, tough, united. All words associated with professional footballers. All words that come to mind when thinking about the bravery involved in making the decision to come out. The 92 players who appear in this book are showing their solidarity to the LGBT community, in the hope that their support can help everyone be open about their sexuality. With one professional footballer from each of the top four leagues, we hope to prove that football is an inclusive and open minded game.”
A coffee table book made for a pitch for the PFA to fight homophobia within football. I spent the day working with brilliant photographer Francesca Jane Allen and I love the turn out.
We decided that poster campaigns isn’t working and that we have to properly get the players involved. It’d be Beckham, Rooney and all the others, undressed and revealed, speaking up against homophobia. And with names that big together in one book, the press would be all over it and set the bar for future footballers.