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Former England star, John Fashanu, has revealed that he paid his late brother Justin £75,000 not to reveal he was gay.
Justin, 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.
John admits he acted like “a monster” to his older brother and now wants the Football Association to do more to support gay footballers and tackle anti-gay abuse.
“It was a lack of education,” he 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.
“I was looking at the situation around us and my mother had cancer and was dying, and the rest of the family couldn’t understand the situation.
“We didn’t know what to do, the best thing I thought to do was to keep it quiet.”