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Footballers, Sex, Money: What's Gone Wrong?

Amal Fashanu, daughter of John and niece to Justin, explores the culture of football to find out whether it is cultivating a worrying attitude towards women and sex.

Amal Fashanu, daughter of John and niece to Justin, explores the culture of football to find out whether it is cultivating a worrying attitude towards women and sex.

How do footballers juggle their intense professional and personal lives? Young footballers can be earning £30,000 a week by the age of 18 and retire by 30.

In this short window, what is the impact on the relationships of these young men? Amal uses her contact book to meet girls keen to meet and sleep with footballers, players and managers to explore if this culture of permissive sex and predatory behaviour has become the norm.

Using the backdrop of the ongoing Ched Evans situation, she meets the insiders in the secret world of footballers' sex lives who reveal how inflated egos, pressure, money, excessive levels of female attention and a culture of casual sex and macho competition totally out of touch with the outside world are spawning a disregard for women and sometimes the law.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 4 Jan 2016 01:25

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Amal Fashanu
Production Company Firecracker Films
Director Lucy Wilcox
Producer Adeyemi Michael
Executive Producer David Dehaney
Participant Helen Wood
Participant Danielle Mason
Participant Harry Redknapp
Participant Dwight Yorke
Participant David Bentley
Participant Danny Haynes
Participant Bobby Barnes
Participant Jude Cisse
Participant Oliver Song

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