Gay Championship player about to go public....

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Gay Championship player about to go public....

by dizzynewheights » 23 Jul 2019 13:32

https://twitter.com/FootballerGay

This will presumably be met with a shrug of the shoulders by the vast majority of football fans....unless its another Paddy Power stunt

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Re: Gay Championship player about to go public....

by WoodleyRoyal » 23 Jul 2019 14:48

dizzynewheights https://twitter.com/FootballerGay

This will presumably be met with a shrug of the shoulders by the vast majority of football fans....unless its another Paddy Power stunt

#prayforchrisgunter

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Re: Gay Championship player about to go public....

by Sanguine » 23 Jul 2019 15:33

I really, really hope this isn't a hoax. I don't think it is. And it will be a big step forward against the stigma that sadly remains attached to being gay in football.

Regarding identity, he says he is under 23, so it's not Gunter.

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Re: Gay Championship player about to go public....

by The Enfield Royal71 » 23 Jul 2019 16:41

Hope its real . Its 2k19.

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Re: Gay Championship player about to go public....

by Old Man Andrews » 23 Jul 2019 18:55

Sad that it is even news in this day and age but that's just the way of the world I guess. Good luck to the lad, hope it encourages other players to live their lives without the fear of being outed.


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Re: Gay Championship player about to go public....

by AthleticoSpizz » 23 Jul 2019 19:55

All a bit meh to me.

Couldn’t care less if we had a whole team of gay footballers, as long as they were good footballers.

Times have changed, there is no real need for gay footballers to even have to make those massive statements to the general public these days (imho, of course).

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Re: Gay Championship player about to go public....

by Zip » 23 Jul 2019 20:27

Agreed Athletico. This player was apparently coming out as gay a couple of weeks ago to some fanfare but then cancelled. I know there will some homophobic idiots but the vast majority of fans really won’t be bothered.

He just needs to come out as gay and move on. Those that give him grief will be the ones with problems and not him.

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Re: Gay Championship player about to go public....

by From Despair To Where? » 23 Jul 2019 20:29

And he will be the first of, if not many, then certainly a good few more.

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Re: Gay Championship player about to go public....

by Snowflake Royal » 23 Jul 2019 20:44

It can't be anything less than a big deal until a player being out isn't unusual.

Important and not something that wouldn't make any difference to you is quite different.


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by AthleticoSpizz » 23 Jul 2019 20:51

Snowflake Royal It can't be anything less than a big deal until a player being out isn't unusual.

Important and not something that wouldn't make any difference to you is quite different.
two negatives and all that.

But yes ok

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Re: Gay Championship player about to go public....

by dizzynewheights » 23 Jul 2019 21:17

"I'm totally OK with this but once he's done it he needs to immediately shut up and never speak of it again"

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Re: Gay Championship player about to go public....

by BR0B0T » 23 Jul 2019 21:18

yeah yeah...I srsly couldn't give a fcuk either way

but i'll be tempted to join in the pantomime booing if it's an opposition player

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Re: Gay Championship player about to go public....

by Victor Meldrew » 23 Jul 2019 21:49

AthleticoSpizz All a bit meh to me.

Couldn’t care less if we had a whole team of gay footballers, as long as they were good footballers.

Times have changed, there is no real need for gay footballers to even have to make those massive statements to the general public these days (imho, of course).


Spot on.
Fashanu did it years ago and it's now old hat.
Nobody cares if players are born- agains, catholics, muslims, black or yellow so being gay is a non-story.


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Re: Gay Championship player about to go public....

by Royal Rother » 23 Jul 2019 22:37

It’s not old hat at all.

It should be but it most definitely is not.

Gay footballers are afraid to come out because they are fearful they will be treated differently by their team mates and supporters. And they are probably dead right.

Talkshite have had phone ins where some supporters have said they would not want gay men playing for their club.

It’ll change but it needs some very brave guys to start the ball rolling.

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Re: Gay Championship player about to go public....

by dizzynewheights » 23 Jul 2019 22:42

Have to agree with you there rothers old pal

Citing Fashanu ffs, coz that all ended well didn't it

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Re: Gay Championship player about to go public....

by Zip » 23 Jul 2019 22:44

Royal Rother It’s not old hat at all.

It should be but it most definitely is not.

Gay footballers are afraid to come out because they are fearful they will be treated differently by their team mates and supporters. And they are probably dead right.

Talkshite have had phone ins where some supporters have said they would not want gay men playing for their club.

It’ll change but it needs some very brave guys to start the ball rolling.


Well it’s not old hat in rugby with Nigel Owens and Gareth Thomas coming out although the latter didn’t do it until the end of his career. Fortunately most young people are very open minded so I don’t see team mates being a problem.
If any supporter is abusive towards a gay footballer name them, shame them and ban them and it will be nipped in the bud.

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Re: Gay Championship player about to go public....

by Snowflake Royal » 24 Jul 2019 07:28

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AthleticoSpizz All a bit meh to me.

Couldn’t care less if we had a whole team of gay footballers, as long as they were good footballers.

Times have changed, there is no real need for gay footballers to even have to make those massive statements to the general public these days (imho, of course).


Spot on.
Fashanu did it years ago and it's now old hat.
Nobody cares if players are born- agains, catholics, muslims, black or yellow so being gay is a non-story.

Unbelievable.

One footballer came out 29 years ago and killed himself at least partly because of the reaction and it's old hat.

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Re: Gay Championship player about to go public....

by Hendo » 24 Jul 2019 07:54

Looks like he’s deleted the account now.

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Re: Gay Championship player about to go public....

by The Enfield Royal71 » 24 Jul 2019 08:02

Victor Meldrew
AthleticoSpizz All a bit meh to me.

Couldn’t care less if we had a whole team of gay footballers, as long as they were good footballers.

Times have changed, there is no real need for gay footballers to even have to make those massive statements to the general public these days (imho, of course).


Spot on.
Fashanu did it years ago and it's now old hat.
Nobody cares if players are born- agains, catholics, muslims, black or yellow so being gay is a non-story.


What a brain dead and stupid comment

You should be ashamed of yourself. Its moronic comments like that which is why people are fearful of it.

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Re: Gay Championship player about to go public....

by Stranded » 24 Jul 2019 08:16

Hendo Looks like he’s deleted the account now.


I would hope that he has deleted it as he will come out via his own personal account and not deleted it because it was either a hoax or felt that he couldn't go through with it.

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