Championship footballer thought to be gay deletes his twitter account

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  1. 117 M34

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    I think the statistic is around 10% of people are gay so there is likely to be around 40 gay footballers in the Premier league alone.

    If there were to be a 'coming out'aybe they would be best to do it all to gather - strength in numbers - not that it should be an issue!

    Also, why has there never been any kiss and tell stories in the press from men who have sleept with the footballers. There has been loads from women - I presume the press may have been offered the stories but turned them down to protect the player.
     
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  2. Ban-jani

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    I like gay people.

    They contribute a lot less to the overpopulation issue.

    Other than that I don’t really care, people are people and I don’t care who they’re shagging, as long as it’s another consenting adult.
     
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  3. KnaresboroughBlue

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    Think it's around 2% in the UK.
     
  4. bennyboy

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    Not really.All depends in the amount of the 10% who are very good at football.
     
  5. I'm With Stupid

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    It depends on the survey, who they asked and when they asked it. But the same studies with the same methodology get different results at different times, so I don't think many of them are massively reliable. All they really measure is how many people are willing to identify as gay, which isn't necessarily the same thing (ethnic minorities are consistently less likely to identify as gay even in an anonymous survey than white people, for example, even though biologically, they almost certainly have the same proportion).

    But one possible reason why the 40 players figure is probably overstating it is that gay men tend to be underrepresented in certain professions, and given perceived attitudes towards gay men in team sports, professional football is probably one of those areas.
     
  6. KnaresboroughBlue

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    I would agree with that. The poster I quoted was referring to statistics and the figure of 2% comes from the Office of National Statistics. Other than that it's pretty much guesswork.
     
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    Stupid if correct as will maybe prevent soneone genuinely coming out
     
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  8. COAT_OF_ARMS

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    Robbie Rogers was the first pro to come out before retirement (Fashanu came out after retirement) but Robbie felt he had to move back to the States to do it. What a sad narrative for Britain when the US seems more accepting than we are.

    Pretty sure nobody else has come out since. It's been a few years. He left Leeds for LA. To be fair LA is rather cosmopolitan.
     
  9. COAT_OF_ARMS

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    And Leeds is anything but…
     
  10. bennyboy

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    Fashanu came out while he was still playing.
    He signed for Hearts from Airdrie and he went public before he played for Airdrie.
    One of the worst after he came out was his brother John.
    He just wouldn't accept it at all and made a right arse of himself.
    Justin played a couple of games for City.
     
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