This is a statistic which we have looked for over a long period. Finally I have found something we can use. Sociologists researching homophobia in football came up with a statistic we would use in the show – if we ever used zero numbers.
Professional Footballers Worldwide 500,000
Openly Gay Professional Footballers Worldwide 0
When interrogated about the validity of the half million number they freely admitted it it was an estimate, but that they were fairly confident with it.
Source: Quoted by Dr. Jamie Cleland & Dr. Ellis Cashmore on Thinking Allowed Radio 4 20 Oct 2010. Discussing this paper.
Submitted by: James