AS we all know the women’s England Football Team did exceptionally well in this years world cup tournament.
Hello, my name is Harry Butt, I am 23 years old and have had a passion about football since I can remember. I have played for many teams and love the physical side for the game. Sadly a year ago I gave up my love for football and hung up my boots, it seemed being a footballer and being gay didn’t seem to be accepted in today’s society. For many months I kept it to myself but now feel time to share my feelings and express the harsh reality than runs through the society we all live in today.
Homosexual discrimination is increasingly getting worse, and like thousands of others i was subject to the wrath of the consequences than come with playing football while being gay. I faced constant abuse on and off the football pitch, I was spat on in games, victim to extremely unsportsmanship challenges and even got a broken ankle from a player who disliked my sexual orientation. It made me feel like unmanly but i powered through. Eventually the bullying got too much and I gave up my love for football.
i am now writing to discuss the issues in football today and challenge the reality on discrimination in sports. Please read my posts, you can read a little or a lot, if you are in the same position please get in touch and I can always help in anyway possible.