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Sky Sports reporter finds support in footballers after coming out as gay

Joseph McCormick September 4, 2014

A Sky Sports reporter has said he has received messages of support from many footballers and managers after coming out as gay in a magazine interview.

Mark McAdam came out as gay last week in GT (Gay Times) magazine and said he battled with being gay for years, and that he thinks gay footballers don’t come out “because of the fear”.

He discussing being heavily bullied at school, including being physically harmed.

“Only gay people will ever understand the trauma you go through about accepting your sexuality.”

Speaking to PinkNews, McAdam said he had received an entirely positive response, and had in particular received an overwhelming amount of support from footballers and managers.

McAdam also tweeted to say that he had been overwhelmed by messages of support since the interview was published.

a Sky spokesman also told PinkNews that Sky fully backed McAdam’s decision to come out, and said: “Of course we support Mark because an open and inclusive environment at Sky is very important to us.”

During his coming out story, McAdam said: “I watch football, I watch the darts, I sit around and scratch my bollocks and p*ss on the toilet seat. And I’m gay.”

The full interview is available in the latest edition of GT, here.

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