Unfortunately Ned’s not here to tell us about all things Norwich City, but that doesn’t mean nothing good is going on with the Canaries. Not only is the club sitting in one of the automatic promotion slots in the Championship a year after winning League One, but the club has also honored the late Justin Fashanu recently by honoring him with a hall of fame banner.
Fashanu was a star striker for the Canaries in the early 80s scoring 40 goals for the club. Most famously he scored the 1980 BBC Goal of the season against Liverpool. He is best remembered for coming out as a gay footballer in 1990 while still playing. Nearly ten years later Fashanu committed suicide after allegations surfaced that he had sexually assaulted a seventeen-year-old in Fashanu’s Maryland apartment. No charges were ever filed but this did not come to be until after his death.
Justin was the only professional footballer to have come out as gay until Swedish footballer Anton Hysen did just this month. Although, Fashanu was a far more accomplished footballer.
Good on Norwich City for recognizing a great and brave player.
In other Liverpool and Norwich City news, it looks like Liverpool forward Dani Pacheco will be going on loan to the Canaries. at