I paid Justin Fashanu £75,000 to keep quiet about being gay

John Fashanu has said he paid his late brother Justin £75,000 not to reveal he was gay, PA Sport reports.

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Justin Fashanu, who played for Norwich and Nottingham Forest in the 1980s, came out before he took his own life in May 1998 at the age of 37.

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As the 20th anniversary of his death approaches, John Fashanu admitted he had acted like “a monster” to his older brother and now wants the Football Association to do more to support gay footballers and tackle racist and anti-gay abuse.

“It was a lack of education,” the former Wimbledon and Aston Villa striker told ITV’s Good Morning Britain show on Wednesday.

“I make it very clear I was a monster to Justin then. I paid him £75,000 not to say that he was gay.

Photo of late Justin Fashanu from en.wikipedia.org

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