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Rylan Clark’s ‘Football, Homophobia and Me’ with links to Bury St Edmunds and Thetford to air on TNT Sports on Tuesday





TV Presenter Rylan Clark’s documentary about homophobia in football with Suffolk links is set to be broadcast on Tuesday.

‘Rylan: Homophobia, Football and Me’ will be shown on TNT Sports 1 at 10.30pm on Tuesday, February 13.

The star was spotted in Bury St Edmunds in July, where he visited the Moreton Hall estate, and then later at Thetford Town FC, where he spoke to openly gay manager Matt Morton and club chairman Nigel Armes.

Andy Overman took this picture with Rylan while watching a pre-season friendly at Thetford Town FC. Picture: Andy Overman
Andy Overman took this picture with Rylan while watching a pre-season friendly at Thetford Town FC. Picture: Andy Overman

Throughout the documentary, Rylan will speak to a whole host of famous faces including former England and Manchester United player Rio Ferdinand, Jen Beattie, who is currently playing in the United States, and ex Aston-Villa and Everton midfielder Thomas Hitzelsperger, who came out as gay after his career had finished.

In the TNT Sports trailer, Rylan says: “You cut me open and I bleed claret, but it can only take one person to ruin it for me.”

The documentary will address how the presenter came to find football and its environment uncomfortable given the language used by crowds, among other issues, such as former England captain Ferdinand admitting he was part of a culture ‘that was wrong.’

In July 2020, Matt Morton spoke cadidly to SuffolkNews about his experience of being an openly gay man in non-league football.

The show will also be available on Discovery+.