Nino Wilkes writes book about homosexuality in the football world | Book & Culture

Nino Wilkes writes book about homosexuality in the football world | Book & Culture
Nino Wilkes writes book about homosexuality in the football world | Book & Culture
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Nino Wilkes (27) is writing a book about homosexuality in the football world. Rossana Kluivert’s son openly admitted in August that he is attracted to men.

“In my book Ball boy I am going to investigate to break one of the last football taboos: homosexuality in football,” says the grandson of football legend Faas Wilkes and stepson of Patrick Kluivert.

He finds it “terrifying” to write the book, but at the same time feels called to do it. “Precisely because I sit close to the fire and no one else seems to pick up the gauntlet. In the hope that one day there will be little Ninos walking around who can just be themselves on and around the football field.”

Ball boy will be published at the end of March 2024. Wilkes is writing the book together with Robert Heukels, who previously wrote the biography of Louis van Gaal. Wilkes and Heukels previously wrote together Faas Wilkes – a grandson’s quest.

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