Football Association (FA) Chairman Greg Clarke believes openly gay footballers would suffer “significant abuse” should they reveal their sexuality.
Clarke, who was appointed FA chairman in July, was answering questions from the Commons Select Committee as part of the government’s Governance of Football enquiry.
The 49-year-old explained that there is still an issue with homophobia in football that prevents footballers from coming out.
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