'Gay footballers reticent to engage' – FA chairman

Greg Clarke

Football Association chairman Greg Clarke says his attempts to hold talks with gay footballers are failing.

Speaking at equality charity Stonewall's Rainbow Laces summit, Clarke said he had been working on the issue since starting his role at the FA in late August.

"We're trying to engage with them, to talk to them," Clarke told an audience at Manchester United's Old Trafford.

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