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Out — and outnumbered
In 150 years of English football — thousands of players — there's only ever been one out gay male at the top of the game. It's football's last taboo. And it's about to be broken.
Darkly funny yet pulling no punches, Disunited is the sweet, sour and spicy story of the player who finally smashes that taboo.
Danny Prince is young, brash, cocky, talented, and in the closet. When he signs for a top club across town, he ignores his boyfriend's warnings and celebrates in a gay nightclub. He'll be fine, he says. And then he's accidentally snapped in a photo that goes viral, and steps off the dance floor into a life flipped upside-down.
His agent gives him an earful, as usual. But it's his new club he worries about. His teammates. His manager. The club's owner. And then there's the media — and the supporters.
The club has a plan: a girlfriend Danny never knew he had, and a live TV interview to introduce her to the nation. All he has to do is remember her name and keep his cool. He'll be fine, he says...
Loyalty versus honesty, risk versus reward, defence versus attack. Danny versus the world.
“Plenty of dark humour.” – FourFourTwo Magazine
“A feat of writing genius … this book must be read. ****” – So So Gay Magazine
Superb, gripping, prescient, and hilarious
Just one month before footballer Robbie Rogers came out (and immediately retired from professional football at the age of 25), author Anthony Camber - in a remarkable display of prescience - published this, his third novel. This is a story that contemplates what could happen if a footballer in 2013 dared to come out, and – more importantly – dared to stay in the game as an openly gay player. In 'Disunited' we meet Danny Prince, a top player who falls, rather than intentionally steps, out of the closet. The aftermath of his very public outing is a brilliantly-written rollercoaster of highs and lows, violent backlash, shady characters, and some genuinely horrific moments, with a great big dash of hilariously eccentric British humor thrown in for good measure. Let’s get one thing straight: I hate football; but 'Disunited' is a gripping read, offering a keenly-observed insight into how a character with whom the LGBT community will identify navigates a culture with which they thought they probably never would. A comic tale for people who enjoy comic tales, 'Disunited' is in equal measures funny, touching, and achingly relevant, and will appeal to football lovers and haters alike. If, or more likely when, a real-life Danny Prince decides to step forward, he may make a football fan of me yet.