Homophobia has been widespread in association footballalso known as soccer, throughout the world. Journalist Matt Williams stated that being a gay professional player in football is still a taboo,  which journalist Simon Barnes has said will never change. Andy Brennan came out as gay in Maybecoming the first openly gay professional player in Australia.
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. The French football league president has taken an unambiguous stance against homophobia after comments she made linking homophobic chants to football folklore drew criticism from groups combatting discrimination and a government top official. A link has been sent to your friend's email address.
ANYONE else been following the progress of the Twitter account FootballerGay, which sprung up recently — and quickly accumulated more than 50, followers? The account was thought to be run by a Championship footballer who intended to come out as gay before it emerged it was possibly a hoax. Liam Davis, currently the only openly gay footballer still playing professionally in the UK, came out ten years ago.
SYDNEY, Australia — Australian rugby officials said on Thursday that they intended to terminate the contract of a star player, Israel Folau, after he posted anti-gay comments on social media. Folau signed a four-year, multimillion-dollar contract in February with the Wallabies and the Waratahs, both of which he joined in after six years playing rugby league and Australian rules football. He has also been awarded the John Eales Medal for best Australian rugby player three times, more than anyone else. His departure would leave the Wallabies without one of their top players less than six months before the Rugby World Cup, which starts in September in Japan.
Regardless of its authenticity, the story gave so many of us hope. FootballerGay is a Twitter account that appeared recently which claimed to be run by a Championship footballer who intended to come out as gay. As more attention surrounded the account, it quickly amassed over 50, followers.
Last week he shot back. The spat began after a video emerged in which Rapinoe, 33, announced that she will not visit the White House if her team triumph in the World Cup. Get The International Pack for free for your first 30 days for unlimited Smartphone and Tablet access.
It just also happens that the year-old is in a relationship with a woman, basketballer Sue Bird, and is a figurehead for the LGBT community. I take more energy from that than from trying to prove anyone wrong. But for me, to be gay and fabulous, during Pride month at the World Cup, is nice.
Homophobia in football31 AUG Homophobia in football Premier League footballer fears 'coming out' as bisexual 'due to worries it could ruin his career' "If anyone found out, it could ruin his career. Homophobia in football Manchester United become first football club to join Stonewall to help fight homophobia in the sport.