8 Mar Will Gay Fans Be Safe at the World Cup in Russia?
With less than 100 days to go to the World Cup Russia’s anti-racism inspector, Alexey Smertin, says that black and gay fans shouldn’t fear going to the tournament but Aleksandr Agapov, President of Russia’s LGBT sports federation, doubts that there will be a legacy after the tournament. We hear how Jean Ssinende, arguably Uganda’s biggest football star, had to iron clothes for money as a 12-year-old to pay for her first boots, and why she flew to England by herself to start a new life as a 17-year-old. Chan Yuenting, the only female coach to win a men's league tells us how she first got into football. And we pay tribute to the life of Davide Astori, the Fiorentina captain and Italy defender who died at the age of just 31.Photo: A fan-zone screen displays a rainbow flag at the UEFA European Championships in 2016. Credit: Getty Images.