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Gallery: Fashanu inducted in National Football Museum's Hall of Fame

19 February 2020

On Wednesday February 19 2020, former Norwich City footballer Justin Fashanu was inducted in the National Football Museum's Hall of Fame.

Fashanu is widely known as being the first and only English football player to come out as gay and he was posthumously recognised at a ceremony in Manchester.

Justin's niece Amal Fashanu was on hand to collect the award and she was joined by Proud Canaries founder Di Cunningham.

Cunningham said: "It's wonderful that Justin now has his rightful place among the country's footballing greats; a magical player in his heyday as a Canary, he's also remembered for the dedication he showed to the Norfolk community where he was raised.

"And the courage, determination and integrity central to his coming out when there were few rights for the LGBT+ community and when homophobia was systemic in football were remarkable at the time - in retrospect, given that no other elite player has felt able to emulate Justin in the last 30 years - it's even more stunning that he refused to hide who he was."


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