26th March 2015
Rugby fan apologises for homophobic tweet 4
5:55 PM — A Welsh rugby fan has apologised for a homophobic tweet sent to out referee Nigel Owens in a face-to-face meeting.
22nd March 2015
Police investigating homophobic tweets sent to rugby referee Nigel Owens 6
7:55 PM — Police are investigating anti-gay tweets sent to out rugby referee Nigel Owens after a Six Nations match.
20th March 2015
Gay rugby referee Nigel Owens urges fans to avoid homophobia at Twickenham this weekend 15
12:47 PM — Welsh rugby referee Nigel Owens has spoken ahead of tomorrow's England v France game about his hopes that fans will not be homophobic.
29th November 2014
Gay rugby referee Nigel Owens welcomes ban for fans who yelled homophobic abuse 7
12:13 PM — Rugby referee Nigel Owens has welcomed a ban for two fans who reportedly yelled homophobic abuse at him.
28th November 2014
Two fans banned from all Twickenham rugby matches over homophobic abuse 4
6:02 PM — Following an investigation into homophobia, two fans have been banned from all rugby matches at Twickenham.
13th November 2014
Rugby Football Union to investigate homophobic abuse against referee Nigel Owens 5
10:53 AM — The Rugby Football Union has said it will investigate reports of Twickenham fans directing homophobic abuse at referee Nigel Owens.
6th December 2012
Football needs a gay ‘champion’ says rugby referee Nigel Owens 4
5:15 PM — Rugby referee Nigel Owens is backing a campaign to tackle homophobic attitudes in sport and says football would benefit from having a gay “champion” in the same way Gareth Thomas took up the mantle for rugby.
11th February 2010
Welsh rugby star sorry for gay joke 39
5:42 PM — A Welsh rugby star and national teammate of Gareth Thomas apologised yesterday for making an off-colour gay joke on his Twitter account.
4th February 2010
Gay referee Nigel Owens to discuss coming out 7
6:37 PM — Nigel Owens, the Welsh referee who came out in 2007, is to discuss his decision in a television documentary. He will appear in a S4C documentary tomorrow to reveal how he mustered the courage to come out.