Movies And Specials: 'Footballers, Sex, Money: What's Gone Wrong?'


Synopsis:
Money, fame and sex increasingly seem to go hand in hand with being a professional footballer. Amal Fashanu lifts the lid on the culture of football, to discover whether it is leading to worrying attitudes among young footballers.

Money, fame and sex increasingly seem to go hand in hand with being a professional footballer, with some young footballers earning more than £30,000 a week before they are 18. Amal Fashanu lifts the lid on the culture of football, to discover whether it is leading to worrying attitudes among young footballers. Should footballers be regarded as role models in society? Is the environment inside football clubs cultivating a degrading attitude towards women?

To answer these questions, Amal explores the impact huge pay and widespread sexual promiscuity is having on these young men. She meets their girlfriends to witness the effect that unprecedented female attention has on their relationships. She also looks at the fallout a footballer faces when they do break the law: can they really return to the game afterwards? (Courtesy BBC Three, 2015)

Airdate:
It premiered on BBC Three on November 17th, 2105)