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08 Jul 2019 07:47 #1 by CCU
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An account has appeared on Twitter, from someone professing to be at a Championship Club, aged under 23, who is going to ‘come out’ in the next few weeks.

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Be interesting to see the reaction to this, it’s created quite a stir already!

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08 Jul 2019 07:59 #2 by 182blue
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The best reaction would surely be for people to say that they don’t give a shit who it is, because it makes no difference.
As much as one can see that ‘coming out’ is a big deal for a person themselves and they would be anxious about how their friends and family react, the wider public surely don’t care.
If QPR’s second choice left-back comes out as gay, then good luck to him, but it doesn’t bother me either way.
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08 Jul 2019 08:00 #3 by ParcelPete
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It's a sad reflection that in 2019 he feels the need to tell his chairman and manager before going public.
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08 Jul 2019 08:23 #4 by nobbyblue
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Carlisle's had a couple of gay players that I know of. I wouldn't have thought anybody was bothered nowadays what you are.
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08 Jul 2019 08:33 #5 by Bumble
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Personally I think the lad is either a huge publlicity seeker, an idiot or very badly advised.

To announce to the media that he is going to announce himself gay in a few days time is just crazy. His statement challenges the press and anyone else to find out who he is and out him in the enterim.

His statement makes news, the press dig for news, it's what they do, he can't call foul if they find him before he is ready to speak again, and other gay footballers who had no intention of coming out (absolutely no reason why they should if they don't want to) could easily be caught up in collateral damage.

He's already had the conversations with his family and his work. The folk that matter to him know, so why make the whole thing into a media drama?
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08 Jul 2019 08:44 #6 by Zebby
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Self important prick

Is the phrase that comes to mind reading that statement

Be just and fear not

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08 Jul 2019 09:25 - 08 Jul 2019 09:28 #7 by Happyblue
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Probably needs to be done to show that no one will actually care and people can get on with its now instead and keeping its secret, As at the end of the day all what matters is how you perform on the pitch .

Although you'll probably get the few who will shout homophobia from the Terrence's but like racism you would hope people will tell them where to go.

Also seems very fake , the age part makes me think it's to create a rumour mill

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08 Jul 2019 09:37 #8 by High Street
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Screams ‘Ooh,look at me’ although to be fair, all of my gay friends have done this when coming out.

Sadly for him, nobody cares any more, except maybe his agent and transfer fee

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08 Jul 2019 09:41 #9 by heilkmoon
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Happyblue wrote:
Although you'll probably get the few who will shout homophobia from the Terrence's but like racism you would hope people will tell them where to go.


Yes, come on Rattigan, Stamp & Trent D'Arby it's 2019 FFS.
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08 Jul 2019 10:03 #10 by CarlisleWhite
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Or it's a hoax.
Leeds had a player came out after he left. Americal lad, Robbie Rogers.
No one gave a [censored] to be honest.
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08 Jul 2019 10:15 - 08 Jul 2019 10:15 #11 by CCU
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Rogers came out when he retired (Aged 25?) though, which is a big difference?

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08 Jul 2019 10:58 #12 by Mullen103
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Should be irrelevant in 2019

At least we’re not Stockport

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08 Jul 2019 11:02 #13 by bejustandfearprokas
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To be fair, I think its a good thing that he'll come out publicly - hopefully it will pave the way for other gay players - there must be loads!

Unfortunately, he probably will be known as 'the gay footballer', but hopefully, like when Gareth Thomas came out, people will applaud him for it, then move on swiftly.

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08 Jul 2019 13:21 #14 by 182blue
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It's the way that the debate is framed about football and that some obsevers will casually imply that the majority of football fans are sexist, racist, homophobic, xenophobic but are enlightened by atuff like this.
Whereby some people could be guilty of these things many are quite well educated , have jobs and are able to function in society in a responsible way.

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08 Jul 2019 14:35 #15 by Windy
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Dont like the set up of a big reveal with clues to who it might be, because it leads to people speculating about load of different players.

One of those I would assume isn't a big deal these days, but I'm sure the reaction is way bigger than I'd appreciate.

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08 Jul 2019 14:46 #16 by munchymagic
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Who really cares about who is gay and who isn't as the way people are wont effect your own life.

The press are less and less interested in this sort of story these days unless it is a politician who is gay as they are usually old, married and have a fondness for young boys.
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08 Jul 2019 15:19 #17 by Mullen103
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munchymagic wrote: Who really cares about who is gay and who isn't as the way people are wont effect your own life.

The press are less and less interested in this sort of story these days unless it is a politician who is gay as they are usually old, married and have a fondness for young boys.


When i was at school being seen/called gay was the biggest insult there was 20 ish years ago! even teachers would take the piss out of those they presumed gay.

It's a none thing now! thankfully. Being in schools today the youth of today are far more supportive/understanding then it ever was at my school they should be proud of that.

Up until recently, if you were seen as gay it was interlinked to being a pervert/paedophile etc when that obviously wasn't the case.

I disagree though, the press will be very interested. There'll big them up and then drag them down soon enough, its what they do.

At least we’re not Stockport
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08 Jul 2019 15:30 #18 by Dancingbear
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Is it not a big windup? Why on earth would you start a twitter account called the gay footballer?

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08 Jul 2019 18:12 #19 by ExiledJock
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Book deal?
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08 Jul 2019 19:29 #20 by Bumble
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Having read all the posts on twitter, it has to be a wind up.

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08 Jul 2019 20:18 #21 by 182blue
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Ha, yes just read the posts on Twitter and yes it seems obvious now that it is a wind up.
Pretty successful one.

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08 Jul 2019 21:22 #22 by Zombie_Dave
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High Street wrote: Sadly for him, nobody cares any more, except maybe his agent and transfer fee


Regardless of whether this is genuine or not I don't believe that statement is true.

It's not as if there's loads (any) openly gay or bisexual Male footballers at the minute is there?

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09 Jul 2019 06:39 #23 by Mr Quint
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As above I honestly couldn’t care less in what I hope is a good way! Some people are gay so what?
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09 Jul 2019 13:36 #24 by CCU
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Its alright, Jim White is on the case...


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09 Jul 2019 14:12 #25 by Dancingbear
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CCU wrote: Its alright, Jim White is on the case...


Is he gonna have reporters outside every championship ground on reveal deadline day?

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09 Jul 2019 14:23 #26 by CCU
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All with rainbow ties...

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09 Jul 2019 14:42 #27 by Dancingbear
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Arry has ruled out Crouchy Herman Heridesen and Nico Kranjkaer.

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09 Jul 2019 14:55 #28 by kickergold
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Interesting thread. A lot of pride asking 'Who's arsed' while others validate the need for stuff like this by posting homophobic 'jokes', sometimes at the same time. You can't say 'Homophobia has already been addressed' while making some pretty harsh jokes.

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09 Jul 2019 15:42 #29 by Dancingbear
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kickergold wrote: Interesting thread. A lot of pride asking 'Who's arsed' while others validate the need for stuff like this by posting homophobic 'jokes', sometimes at the same time. You can't say 'Homophobia has already been addressed' while making some pretty harsh jokes.

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I’ve just read the thread back and can’t find any homophobic jokes.

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09 Jul 2019 15:55 #30 by munchymagic
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Dancingbear wrote:

kickergold wrote: Interesting thread. A lot of pride asking 'Who's arsed' while others validate the need for stuff like this by posting homophobic 'jokes', sometimes at the same time. You can't say 'Homophobia has already been addressed' while making some pretty harsh jokes.

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I’ve just read the thread back and can’t find any homophobic jokes.


I bet that this Championship player has a 'limper' wrist than Joe Hart at Euro 2016.

Hope that this helps :)
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09 Jul 2019 16:23 #31 by melbourneblues
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Zebby wrote: Self important prick

Is the phrase that comes to mind reading that statement


I was thinking more on the lines of shirt lifter, that any good kicker?

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22 Jul 2019 05:06 #32 by CCU
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Whoever it is has set themselves a deadline of Wednesday...

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22 Jul 2019 06:58 #33 by carwash
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He'll certainly raise a few eyebrows if he joins us as Pressley's midweek signing!
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22 Jul 2019 07:23 #34 by markredfox73
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There is no need to set silly deadlines to come out just do it and be what they are....for the majority its no big deal anymore ...as we are only interested how they perform on the pitch.

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22 Jul 2019 11:52 #35 by kickergold
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This does all feel very self important, not a fan of this approach at all. Feel like he's not going to gain any fans from other gay people in sports because of the way he's going about it, and he's only going to piss off other people.

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22 Jul 2019 13:24 #36 by Kessler
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Should just come out publicly in the first place rather than make a big spectacle of it.

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22 Jul 2019 13:38 #37 by High Street
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The only people bothered about being gay these days, appears to be other gays.

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22 Jul 2019 13:44 #38 by kickergold
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And I guarantee a lot of gay people see this kind of thing as a step back, making it this big event that only serves to rile up the media, rather than coming out privately (which let's be honest, is all that really needs to be done, I'm not arsed if Hallam Hope is shagging guys or girls, as long as he bags 15 this season.) or making it a minor thing publicly, on your twitter or something.

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22 Jul 2019 14:18 #39 by lummy8
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Be very surprised if this is real.

If it is, it is a bit self entitled.
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22 Jul 2019 14:30 #40 by High Street
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kickergold wrote: And I guarantee a lot of gay people see this kind of thing as a step back, making it this big event that only serves to rile up the media, rather than coming out privately (which let's be honest, is all that really needs to be done, I'm not arsed if Hallam Hope is shagging guys or girls, as long as he bags 15 this season.) or making it a minor thing publicly, on your twitter or something.

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If he’s going to bag 15 guys or girls this year, he’s going to have a hell of a summer
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22 Jul 2019 14:37 #41 by Happyblue
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High Street wrote: The only people bothered about being gay these days, appears to be other gays.

You say that but all have to do is looks at the comments on the newcatle United Facebook page about pride to know that a lot of people care.

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22 Jul 2019 14:40 #42 by lummy8
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Tom Daly came out through a youtube video or facebook video didnt he? My good friend is gay and he called him a "self entitled p***k" when he done that. It was a bit much like.
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22 Jul 2019 15:39 #43 by seesaw50
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I agree with your pal lummy....its a "look as me " thing "I'm special" ......you get more respect by just getting on with your life quietly I'd say

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22 Jul 2019 17:47 #44 by AlbertRoss
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Whats' wrong with been Gay? Better than been Sad! If he wonts to spread a bit of cheer then that's a good thing I reckon. I wish more footballers would of dune the same thing, the game would of bine more entertaining, the matche's full of jokes ek cetrer!

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22 Jul 2019 18:42 #45 by 182blue
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Daley is effectively more celebrity than sportsman, nobody really gives a shit about diving.
Other sportsmen and women come out and nobody cares.
The fact you get a few trolls on social media needs to be put into context sometimes.

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22 Jul 2019 19:56 #46 by upperbyblue
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I think we could be in for a shock ,I think he’s already here

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22 Jul 2019 20:06 - 22 Jul 2019 20:08 #47 by CCU
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upperbyblue wrote: I think we could be in for a shock ,I think he’s already here


Seemingly a Championship Player...

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22 Jul 2019 20:10 #48 by Happyblue
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As a proud openly gay man ,I think it's a good thing that he's doing , but he's doing it in the wrong way.

I really don't get how people can claim that football doesn't have an issues around homophobia, As it's clearly does I've heard and seen it first hand .

Most football fans are not homophobes, but some still are remeber we have/had (don't know what his current position is ) a member who said that he thinks it's a shame we don't use electrotherapy on them anymore. I've sat next to Fans who have shouted homophobic slurs , I've actually being targeted my self by a thug while playing a game , who in his own words "wanted to get the Fag " .

But back to the matter the way to come out as I did at work was not tell them I was Gay but just introduce my partner when ever we had gatherings with my coligues and theirs as at the end of the day it's not a big thing , if someone doesn't like them then me getting angry and calling them everything under the sun won't help.

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23 Jul 2019 18:52 - 23 Jul 2019 18:53 #49 by crunchblue
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He’s backed out of it.

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24 Jul 2019 12:05 #50 by orfc
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Twitter account deleted and no reveal - file under "wind-up"

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