Chilling interview Héctor Bellerín gave in The Times to Matthew Syed on Saturday 8th Sept 2018. Yes, 2018!
Héctor Bellerín: Act differently and it makes you a target – it’s dangerous
"He hands me his mobile phone to show a stream of invective under a recent photo of him wearing a white linen top. It is nasty stuff, much of it homophobic. "Some of it can get very abusive," he says. "Most of the abuse is online, but you hear it in the stadium too. People have called me ‘lesbian’ for growing my hair. There are other kinds of homophobic insults. I have learnt to grow a thick skin but it can affect you. Every now and again, you get a bit of self-doubt."