Arts & Culture

New film tackling mental health in elite football

A new film tackling the issue of mental health in top level football has arrived in select cinemas across the capital.

‘Tigers’ tells the true story of Martin Bengtsson, a promising young Swedish footballer who was given a contract at Italian side Inter Milan when he was 16, only to leave after suffering from depression before retiring aged just 19 in 2005 as a result of his mental health issues.

He’s since become a journalist and has spoken about the broad issues of mental health in elite football, as there is still a lot of work to do across the board.

Tanya Francis 5th July 2022

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