Former Player Takes on Homophobia in Football

FORMER Black Cat Kieron Brady is calling full time on homophobia.

Kieron – who now runs his own equality training business Celebrate Identity, Challenge Intolerance – has previously thrown his support behind the nationwide Justin Campaign.
Inspired by gay footballer Justin Fashanu, who committed suicide in 1998, the drive aims to highlight the problem of homophobia in the game.
But now Kieron has taken his commitment a step further, becoming a patron of Sunderland Pride, believed to be the first time a former footballer has accepted such a post with a gay rights organisation.
In his acceptance speech, the 41-year-old outlined the role he hoped to play.

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