The Twitter account of a man claiming to be a gay professional footballer has been deleted after he allegedly backed out of a press conference to reveal his identity on Wednesday. The account began posting on social media at the beginning of July and had amassed a following of around 50, people. While the tweets received a largely positive response, the account holder did flag up some abuse aimed at him since it was opened, the Press Association reports.
The year-old, who made five appearances for the Jets in and now plays for Victorian NPL side Green Gully, made the announcement in a social media post on Tuesday night. He said he had spent many years of uncertainty about his sexuality and the reaction such an announcement would get, but came to the conclusion that being open was the best way for him to feel comfortable. I was scared it would affect my friendships, my teammates, and my family.
Not only did the tournament throw a spotlight on how different the women's game is from the men's, it highlighted how different the teams are as well. Across the whole tournament, there were at least 41 female players or coaches who are openly gay or bisexual. At least five members of the Lionesses are gay or bisexual, compared with none of England's male players.
Top-flight British football currently has no openly gay players. In an age when society embraces the sexuality of its sports stars, GQ investigates why the Premier League is struggling to keep up, and what the field will look like for the first man to come out There are no gay footballers in the Premier League. Off the record: anyone's guess.
A man who claims to play for a Championship club says he is set to publicly come out as gay in the near future. Thank you to all those who have sent supportive messages. Please be patient with me.
Throughout the years, the media has made many a declaration against homosexuality in football, many of them highly insulting and humiliating. Most of these insults come from coaches for professional teams and national teams, but many professional football players themselves have flung indisputably discriminatory messages against the presence of homosexual players in their teams. Below is a sample of the hateful narratives against hojosexuality, and its visibility in the sport:.
Openly gay footballer Liam Davis believes there is a group of around 20 players who are considering coming out together. The year-old Cleethorpes Town midfielder has spoken about his own experiences as part of UEFA's Equal Game campaign, which aims to foster greater inclusion and diversity in the sport. Davis has urged stars in the sport not to fear revealing their sexuality - and says a group of players from across Europe coming out together could ease the burden on those involved.
There are no active professional male footballers in England who are openly gay — but the account has not been verified. A statement posted from the account on Sunday said the player's identity would be revealed once he has prepared himself for the announcement. He tweeted: "This afternoon I requested a meeting with both my manager and the club chairman.
Please refresh the page and retry. A trailblazer, an icon, a hero and idol to millions, and one of the most in-demand men ever to play football. Or a victim of abuse, threats, harassment, and potentially much worse in a game painfully slow to embrace change.
Cricket: Eric Denison who co-authored the first International study on homophobia in sport says it was disappointing to hear James Faulkner isn't gay, but there are still positives out of the story. David Stockdale, Fulham goalkeeper, wears rainbow-coloured shoe laces as part of a campaign against homophobia in football in The Gay Footballer profilewhich appeared on the social networking site at the start of the month, has been sharing a handful of cryptic updates about a plan to become one of the few publicly out elite-level athletes in the world. Few sports stars come out — the handful who have did so after retiring.