Far Post: The life and death of Justin Fashanu
Justin had been a promising teenage boxer, twice a British Amateur Junior Heavyweight finalist when he was 14 and 15. He could have a been contender, but for the persistence of a scout at local soccer club, Norwich City — a quintessential small town team nicknamed the Canaries -- who persuaded him he could have a career in soccer. Justin was signed as an apprentice and spent his school holidays honing his skills with the pros.
It was into this primitive social flux that Justin Fashanu flexed his muscles for his first full season with Nottingham Forest. It was to prove to be an unmitigated disaster.