The gay rights group Stonewall published a report in August which described English football as "institutionally homophobic. He revealed he came out to teammates the previous year during a team-building exercise before he even told his family, and had kept his sexuality secret during recruiting because he feared it might be an issue though coaches say it would have made no difference. He became widely known after a biography titled Versteckspieler: He would become the first major professional athlete to come out in any sport, telling his story to the Washington Star in — three years after his retirement. The offensive tackle would be outed publicly in after a domestic dispute with a boyfriend landed him in jail. Thomas Berling retired from professional football after coming out inciting widespread homophobia in the football community as the reason. Moody left his job as sporting director of Crystal Palace as a result.
Ex-Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari is on record as stating he would have thrown out of the team a player whom he found to be gay.
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