Reading Time: < 1 minute Chris Smalling also features on the documentary (Photo: Twitter / Jermaine Jenas)
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Former England football player and British GQ Columnist Jermaine Jenas investigates the rise of veganism in football in a new BBC documentary. 

Titled Football Going Vegan, the documentary airs on BBC One on October 20 at 23.15 – and is already available to watch on iPlayer.

A ‘controversial subject’ 

“With so many sportsmen and women adopting a plant-based diet, we go on a journey with Jermaine Jenas as he delves deeper into the somewhat controversial subject,” the documentary’s description reads.

“He speaks to celebrity nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert, cooks a couple of dishes with Instagram chef Miguel Barclay, whilst also spending the day at the first-ever vegan football club, Forest Green Rover.”

The benefits of veganism

Jenas also attempts to incorporate a ‘vegan lifestyle’ into his family life – and ‘goes head to head’ with prolific animal-rights activist Ed Winters (Earthling ED). 

On Twitter, Jenas said the documentary also features footballer Chris Smalling, and explores why he ‘switched to veganism and the benefits he has experienced’. 

You can watch Football Going Vegan here 

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