Sport survey on Serie A players on racism, depression, homosexuality by Gazzetta dello Sport

Oct 13, 13 Sport survey on Serie A players on racism, depression, homosexuality by Gazzetta dello Sport

Liviu Bird from NCB Sports – Pro Soccer Talk discusses how fifty Italian Serie A players took a survey from Gazzetta dello Sport, the results of which were published Thursday and revealed that many of those surveyed had heard a racist comment from a colleague, and depression can also hit professional athletes, among other revelations.

Of those surveyed, 29 said depression is a problem among Serie A players, while 12 admitted to having been depressed during their careers. The most recent high-profile case was national team goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who said he went through some “dark periods” in 2003 and 2004.

On the topic of homosexuality, 34 % of the players surveyed said they thought being openly gay would jeopardize a player’s career. However, three of the 50 said they had played with an openly gay teammate.

36 % (18) of those players say they have heard racism from teammates.

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