It said: "Michy Batshuayi set to become the first openly gay footballer in the Premier League after coming out to his teammates. This comes as every English Football League ground will display rainbow-coloured corner flags between November 24 and December 3. This comes as last month, former Stoke and West Brom ace Carl Hoefkens revealed he played alongside three gay players, including two in the Premier League.
Homosexuality in English football is sometimes said to be a taboo subject by both players and the media. Some, such as Peter Clayton, who chairs the FA's "Homophobia in Football" working group have argued that clubs prevent players from " coming out " as footballers have an increasing commercial market value which may be damaged. Homosexuality in England and Wales but not Scotland or Northern Ireland was decriminalised inleading to a more liberal public attitude.
Openly gay Leeds United director David Haigh says players confided in him - and he believes clubs could benefit commercially if stars come out. He was openly gay during a spell as Leeds United MD in and says many homosexual players confided in him as a result. Mr Haigh was openly gay with board members and fans at Elland Road, and says many gay players confided in him as a result.
England International footballer, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, has taken to social media to deny reports that he's the first openly gay Premier League footballer. It comes after rumours on social media suggested he'd already 'come out' as gay to his Chelsea teammates and was ready to release a statement. On his personal Twitter account, he said: "Any player who came out as gay, they'd have my full support and respect. But the rumour isn't true.
The Gay Footballer Twitter account was deleted just hours before it was claimed a Championship player would come out publicly. Today was supposed to be the day where whoever was running the viral Twitter account, The Gay Footballer, was to reveal their identity. It would have been a milestone moment that would have gone a long way to changing levels of acceptance - both with how gay people are perceived in football, and how gay people perceive football themselves.
By Lara Keay For Mailonline. A top Premier League footballer has been having a secret gay relationship for four years but is too scared to come out for fear of it 'ruining his career'. The unnamed international player met the year-old fashion worker in a night club and after exchanging numbers they started an affair.
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There are no active professional male footballers in England who are openly gay. He says he is set to publicly come out as gay in the near future after meeting with his manager and club chairman on Saturday. A statement posted from the account on Sunday said the player's identity would be revealed once he has prepared himself for the announcement. While the tweets have received a largely positive response, the account holder did flag up some abuse aimed at him since it was opened.
Her comments come as a social media account named the Gay Footballer claims that he is a player in the Championship and is prepared to come out to the public on July It's being oppressed," Amal Fashanu told Sky News. She added: "I'm very curious to know whether it's actually real or not because creating a fake account, whether you're a person or organisation, I think, is going to be detrimental.