Players using their platform
Jackson Irvine: LGBTQIA+ Rights
Australia's Jackson Irvine has family and friends who are from the LGBTQIA+ community. The Socceroos midfielder talks with conviction about promoting LGBTQIA+ rights in football and asks for clear messages about inclusivity to come out of Qatar 2022.
Sebastian Coates: Mental Health
Uruguay defender Sebastian Coates speaks movingly about the pressures of top-level football, the suicide of a team-mate, and the importance of players – and everyone – sharing their feelings.
Mark-Anthony Kaye: Social Media Abuse
After being sent off in a high-stakes World Cup qualifier, Mark-Anthony Kaye received horrendous social media abuse. The Canada midfielder describes his experiences of online hate, and what more needs to be done to tackle the issue.