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Brendon Ayanbadejo says four gay NFL players may soon come out, all at the same time

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  1. Terry Stewart 5 Apr 2013, 10:59pm

    Brilliant news. All praise for Brendon Ayanbadejo.

    If only we had the same courage in Football here.

  2. Liam the God 6 Apr 2013, 12:39am

    I REALLY want it to be Tim Tebow! But I’m sick like that ;)

  3. Come on guys!!! Do it!!! We need some heroes….

    I Think the support on them will be enormous…it s the right time, with Obama and everything..

  4. I like those pants ;-)

  5. BlokeToys 7 Apr 2013, 2:08pm

    There are a few people in the sport who really are decent young men, and they should be praised for being intelligent, open, thoughtful and on the side of equality. It’s remarkable that I could see this happen in the coming year, and I hope those young men considering coming out have the strength to do it. It would indeed be a big deal in America.

    It also makes me think about how backward the UK and Europe is. We are STILL dealing with racism in football here, we’re so far behind it’s almost a joke.

    Isn’t it funny that the most manly sport of Rugby is beating all other sports of football, motor racing and American football in the gay equality fight?

    There are openly gay Rugby players, teams on the side of equality, straight Rugby players heading anti-bullying campaigns and equality movements with the gay community…

    And all the while Brit football and American football are still fumbling around with racism and the organizations are still headed by racist and homophobic old men.

    1. “It also makes me think about how backward the UK and Europe is. We are STILL dealing with racism in football here, we’re so far behind it’s almost a joke.”

      In football undoubtedly, I agree. I do think having travelled extensively that Western Europe, especially the Low Countries and Scandinavia are the most tolerant societies on earth towards LGBT people however. Swedish footballer Anton Hysen came out in 2011 and I believe the reaction was mostly positive, Stockhom doesn’t have a defined gay scene in the way many major cities do simply because of the fact that society is so tolerant and LGBT people are so well-integrated. UK football definitely has to change though. Well done to those American footballers who openly support LGBT equality.

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