Justin Fashanu was the first black footballer to be transferred for £1 million and was the first high-level footballer to “come out” as a gay man.
John Blankenstein was a respected referee, and is remembered for being an activist for LGBT rights. His story is one about social equality and exclusion.
Megan Rapinoe was the “face of women’s football” as the captain of the dominant US team during the 2019 World Cup. Her story in one was equality and education.