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Justin Fashanu, the first player to come out as gay.

Justin Fashanu was born to Nigerian parents and played for various clubs between 1978 to 1997.

He was the first Blackman to command a £1m transfer fee, with his transfer from Norwich to Nottingham forest in 1981.

Fashanu took the bold decision to inform his club that he was a gay. He revealed his encounter with celebrities and MPs.

In 1998, Fashanu was charged with sexual assault in the USA and fled back to the UK.

A seventeen years old boy had accused him of sexual assault. He was charged and arrest warrant was issued for him.

He later committed suicide leaving a note which denied the charge against him.

According to his suicide note, he decided to take his life because he feared he would not get a fair trial because of his homosexuality. He suicide not stated that the sex was consensual.

Fashanu was found hanged in a deserted garage.


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