Italy: Roma goalkeeper says gay players won’t come out because football world is ‘homophobic’
AS Roma goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis says he believes “surely two-to-three per cent” of Italian players are gay, but they wouldn’t come out because “ours is a homophobic environment.”
According to Goal.com, De Sanctis says gay players are afraid of coming out because they are concerned by the reactions of team-mates and fans.
“I can say that homosexuality exists in our world,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Out of 400-500 colleagues, surely two-to-three per cent are homosexual?
“But nobody has ever had the courage to come out because unfortunately ours is a homophobic environment.”
Cassano, 29, said: “If I say what I think… I hope there are none. But if there are queers here, that’s their business.”