What you should know
A unique spotlight which can have negative consequences
Professional footballers do their job in front of crowds in stadiums and many more watching on screens. This is a unique position and that high profile can lead to abuse.
Football is not immune to negative work cultures
While the spotlight on players is something that few will ever experience, the issues they may face in their workplace environment are not unique – discrimination across many fronts can and does happen, and abuses of power within organisations can often have an adverse effect on a player’s career.
Human rights are for everyone
All professional footballers are human beings first and foremost – and are therefore entitled to the same rights as anyone else. These rights should not be jeopardised and abusive behaviour and malpractice cannot be justified simply as part of the industry.