BuzzJack
Entertainment Discussion

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register | Help )

Latest Site News
 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Will we ever have a footballer come out
Track this topic - Email this topic - Print this topic - Download this topic - Subscribe to this forum
Mack.
post Feb 28 2018, 08:04 PM
Post #1
The sports fanatic
*******
Group: Moderator
Posts: 25,202
Member No.: 12,915
Joined: 1-February 11
   No Gallery Pics
 


Just got me thinking, in my mind.

Do you think we will ever have a footballer who plays in the top four divisions of the English Football League come out?

There are currently no footballers in the top four tiers of English football who are gay at all.

I think only Thomas Hitzlsperger is the only openly gay footballer who has played in the Premier League.

And also the tragedy of Justin Fashanu who become the first professional footballer to come out as openly gay.

Is it still a taboo subject?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Brett-Butler
post Feb 28 2018, 08:09 PM
Post #2
Howdy, disco citizens.
******
Group: Moderator
Posts: 10,072
Member No.: 10,455
Joined: 16-January 10
   No Gallery Pics
 


QUOTE(Mack. @ Feb 28 2018, 09:04 PM) *
Just got me thinking, in my mind.

Do you think we will ever have a footballer who plays in the top four divisions of the English Football League come out?

There are currently no footballers in the top four tiers of English football who are gay at all.

I think only Thomas Hitzlsperger is the only openly gay footballer who has played in the Premier League.

Is it still a taboo subject?


Justin Fashanu was the only gay top flight footballer to come out whilst still playing, although his story didn't have a very happy ending.

I'm sure there will be a top flight footballer who comes out within the next few years, although I imagine it'll be one whose career is already on the wane who may hope that doing so will help to keep his career going - the first one to come out will be showered with literally all the praise, glory, and yes, all the money. (As well as a lot of abuse as well, unfortunately).
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Mack.
post Feb 28 2018, 08:14 PM
Post #3
The sports fanatic
*******
Group: Moderator
Posts: 25,202
Member No.: 12,915
Joined: 1-February 11
   No Gallery Pics
 


Unfortunately there will be an awful lot of abuse from fans when it happens.

Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Klumpkin
post Feb 28 2018, 08:56 PM
Post #4
it's alright to feel like a fat child in a pushchair
******
Group: Members
Posts: 13,135
Member No.: 11,421
Joined: 3-July 10
 


It must happen eventually, although I have a feeling the first will be a footballer who's 'outed' before they're comfortable with that information being public which would be pretty sad but I'm sure would make big headlines. I can't see the football community becoming any less homophobic until players do face the fire and eventually it'll become more normal - it just needs to be a big discussion point in the eye of the GP before attitudes start changing I believe.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Suedehead2
post Feb 28 2018, 10:31 PM
Post #5
BuzzJack Legend
*******
Group: Admin.
Posts: 26,185
Member No.: 3,272
Joined: 13-April 07
   No Gallery Pics
 


I hope it does't happen because a player is about to be outed by the press. It has to happen because a player thinks that is the right thing to do.

It is inconceivable that there are no gay players in the premier league. It is even more inconceivable that there are none in the other three divisions. Many players must know that they have at least one gay team-mate and many gay players must surely know about others at other clubs. Therefore, it may need one of two things. Either a player comes out with a number of team-mates saying something along the lines of "Of course I knew, but so what?" or a group of players from a number of different teams coming out collectively.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post


Reply to this topicStart new topic

1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:


 

Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 17th November 2018 - 03:03 PM