60°
Submitted by -Mezzo- 560d ago | opinion piece

EPL: Is It Getting Closer to Its' First Gay Player?

BR - It now appears to be a case of when, and not if, a Premier League footballer will follow in the footsteps of Justin Fashanu by coming out of the closet.

The barrage of support being brandished about for such an eventuality is making it clear that team mates and clubs would support a gay player.

Talk of marriage equality in the media and houses of parliament has been frequent, with a sway towards public acceptance of same sex relationships and the rights these entail. (English Premier League, Robbie Rogers)

vulcanproject  +   560d ago
It'll still be very difficult for that player. He'll still get heckled and abused. I would hope it would be a minority but it is pretty much inevitable.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

Player Rating: Leicester City 1-1 Arsenal

16h ago - goal -- Again made a number of good stops but will feel he could have done better with the Sa... | English Premier League
20°

Leicester City 1-1 Arsenal: Sanchez strikes again but Ulloa secures point for Foxes

16h ago - goal -- The summer signing notched his second goal, and first in the Premier League, but the... | English Premier League
20°

Balotelli never marked for a corner in his life until now - Rodgers

16h ago - goal -- The coach has claimed that the striker had never had to do defensive duties on set pi... | English Premier League
10°

Ratings: Tottenham 0-3 Liverpool

16h ago - goal -- Could do nothing about the goals but some shaky distribution and clearances. | English Premier League
Ad

Need Cash? (US Only)

Now - How would it feel to have your money struggles solved by this time tomorrow? We give fast loans from $100-$10,000+, and repayment terms up to 60 mo... | Promoted post
20°

Allegri: We must take our chances

16h ago - goal -- The reigning Serie A champions passed up several opportunities to kill the game off bu... | Italian Serie A