Rio Ferdinand's Tipping Point to launch on 11 November

Friday 21 October 2022 16:24

United legend Rio Ferdinand will confront the problems football faces around race, sexuality and mental health in a new three-part docuseries.

Rio Ferdinand's Tipping Point follows the former England international as he searches for answers to some of the biggest questions our sport faces in the 21st century.

The series, which premieres on Amazon Prime Video on 11 November, will convey to viewers just how issues around race, sexuality and mental health impact football from grassroots to the elite level.
Rio's new series will be available via Amazon Prime Video next month.
Every episode in the docuseries will focus on one specific question:
– “Why is football racist, and why is it getting worse?”
– “Why is there no openly gay footballer in the Premier League?”
– “Why is there an unknown and unreported mental health crisis in academy football?
Rio explained: “I have spent most of my life in the football world and have experienced racism first-hand, as well as witnessing the impact of homophobia and mental health across the game.

“It has been a process and a journey which has been educational, seeing sport through a different lens. As an industry we’re at a tipping point and real change needs to be made to safeguard the future of our game.”
The six-time Premier League winner worked on the documentaries over a two-year period, speaking to people connected to the sport at all levels.
Rio interviews elite players such as Thomas Hitzlsperger and also questions ordinary fans and key figures at governing bodies within the sport.
The docuseries follows Ferdinand as he looks for solutions to today's problems to find out how football can deliver long-lasting change.