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Turkey’s first openly gay football referee continues legal battle

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  1. Jock S. Trap 3 Mar 2011, 10:42am

    Good luck to him. Someone need to start standing up in football and make a stand. It seems all other sports are starting to leave this game in the Dark Ages.

  2. Andrew Wells 3 Mar 2011, 1:46pm

    Considering that gays have no anti-discrimination protections in Turkey, he is in a VERY difficult position. As a Turk I wish him the best of luck from the bottom of my heart.

  3. Dan Filson 9 Mar 2011, 3:54pm

    The Turkey accession to the EU is dependent on – amongst many other things, some more important – them satisfying the EU on equal treatment for gay people. So a lot hangs on how Turkey handles this case.

    I would also be concerned about Turkish authorities handling of confidential data.

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