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Unread 26th October 2016   #1
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Default Homophobia in sport: Most fans 'would welcome gay players' - BBC survey

Homophobia in sport: Most fans 'would welcome gay players' - BBC survey

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Unread 27th October 2016   #2
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Well that's neat for GB...winder how the N. Ireland bit feels about it.

I'm not sure there is, overall, a particularly friendly environment for public figures to come out, but things are better than they were even a decade ago, I suppose.
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I have to agree with this:

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Football Association chairman Greg Clarke told MPs he was "cautious" of encouraging a player to come out because they may suffer "significant abuse" from fans.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live on Wednesday, Clarke said he stood by his "personal view" that "vile abuse" from a "small minority on the terraces" must be solved before any gay footballers "take that risk" to come out.


I think it will be a long time before players come out without the risk of abuse.
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