“WONDERKID”— Homophobia in Soccer

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“Wonderkid”

Homophobia in Soccer

Amos Lassen

‘WONDERKID by Rhys Chapman tackles one of sport’s biggest issues – homophobia. Starring Chris Mason, The film is about the inner turmoil of a gay professional footballer and is part of a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about the lack of openly gay professionals in the sport.’

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Director Chapman comments, “With everything going on in the world currently this is a really important time for sexuality and gender issues. We have created an inspiring character (played by Chris Mason) who knows he is gay, accepts he is gay and wants to come out, but it is his profession that is holding him back.

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“If enough people see this film, it can make a huge difference in football. Anyone that watches this film will understand that everyone deserves to live their life free from fear. They will see that it is a simple solution and all that is required to make footballers feel safe enough to come out is the acceptance of the general public and it is down to us to send the message.”

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