They are in need of someone who dares to stand up for their sexuality. Retrieved 20 February Please refresh the page and retry. I ndeed, John Amaechi, the former NBA basketball player who waited until he had retired to come out, recently suggested this was the most significant problem: In Marchformer manager Rudi Assauer said that "If a player came to me and said he was gay I would say to him: Ex-Cardiff boss sorry for two 'disrespectful' texts".
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Premier League gay footballers: Who has come out? What has happened at Brighton Pride?
Football abuse 'sick ' ". That has been the reaction Davis has faced since, back inhe was accidentally outed by the local paper. Retrieved 13 September Even heterosexual players, such as Graeme Le Saux and Sol Campbellhave been the victim of homophobic abuse; Le Saux by fellow player Robbie Fowler and Campbell by opposing supporters. Ex-Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari is on record as stating he would have thrown out of the team a player whom he found to be gay. From onwards, homophobic chanting at football grounds was explicitly outlawed by the FA. Homosexuality in English football.
As Davis knows, being a pioneer carries implications. Please refresh the page and retry. Retrieved from " https: You can help by adding to it. You can get drunk and beat up your wife and that's quite acceptable, but if someone were to say 'I'm gay', it's considered awful. From the age of 13, he had been hot-housed at a specialist sports boarding school in Erfurt but at the age of 20, inwhen he was about to become a professional footballer, he gave up the sport.