Is football ready for players to come out?

Mr_Fingerz

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Interesting findings about fans' views on gays in the game:

The Football Supporters' Federation - Fans dispel homophobic stereotype

Is the game ready for players to come out?
Given the way that the game has treated black players in the past, and the way that soccer supporters will always pick on differrence (they had a go at female referees and assistants ffs), I very much doubt that any gay soccer player will come out.

The FA has a lot to learn from the W/S/RFU, and, dare I say it, the GAA in this regard.
 
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What I want to kno is how do 27% of those questions "personally" know professionals who are gay?

Football has a long way to come with regards to tolerance. They can't even tolerate their opposition supporters, it is quite pathetic. What football stadiums have home & away supporters sat side by side, drinking side by side in local pubs and actually being able to drink within a stadium? If a footballer came out as gay, imagine the chants, abuse etc. from other clubs. And I mean abuse, not just banter.
 
#5
I thought they were all gay. Wendyballers.
 
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What I want to kno is how do 27% of those questions "personally" know professionals who are gay?

Football has a long way to come with regards to tolerance. They can't even tolerate their opposition supporters, it is quite pathetic. What football stadiums have home & away supporters sat side by side, drinking side by side in local pubs and actually being able to drink within a stadium? If a footballer came out as gay, imagine the chants, abuse etc. from other clubs. And I mean abuse, not just banter.
It's already happened, Justin Fashanu. What happened to him? Killed kimself.
 
#7
I thought anybody who played this sport were a bit limp wristed and effeminate? The sort who get sat on and beaten up by those who chase the egg shaped ball.
 
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Given the way that the game has treated black players in the past, and the way that soccer supporters will always pick on differrence (they had a go at female referees and assistants ffs), I very much doubt that any gay soccer player will come out.

The FA has a lot to learn from the W/S/RFU, and, dare I say it, the GAA in this regard.
Nothing past tense about it. Racism is alive and well on the terraces - although it usually only applies to any player on the opposition team, as anyone playing for your team must be OK.

There's no smiley capable of portraying the emotion I felt when writing that.
 
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the_boy_syrup

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well it would explain why people like ronaldo and nani act like poofs.
 
#14
Given that a recent UK survey suggested that only 1.6% of the population was gay,is this an important matter?
 
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