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LGBT Twitter icon Neville Southall bashes haters interrogating his sexuality

Jasmine Andersson January 16, 2018
Neville Southall tiger tweets

(Photo by Mike Powell/Getty Images)

Twitter without Neville Southall is like cereal without milk.

The former goalkeeper of Everton came into everyone’s consciousness in the Twittersphere in October after posting a series of inspiring and hilarious tweets supporting and amplifying queer and trans people.

Whether it’s using skeletons to talk about trans issues or football to mention the lack of openly gay people in the sport, Southall has deservedly earned the title of social media legend.

But in his latest battle, he has found people barraging him with questions about his own sexuality – simply because he is an advocate of LGBT rights.

Of course, that didn’t stop Neville reaching out in his signature fashion to talk about LGBT issues – with the help of a tiger emoji.

“I find it funny that if I tweet something about LGBT stuff people ask me if I am gay but if I tweet about animals they never ask if I am a tiger. Why,” he wrote.

After receiving more thousands of retweets, Southall addressed the tweet’s success and said that although the tiger retweet has resulted in “much love”, there are still plenty of “cabbages” out there who don’t understand the importance of LGBT equality.

Southall is also an ardent social justice campaigner, and works closely with the likes of UNISON to improve the rights of those living in both Liverpool and Wales.

More: Everton, LGBT, Neville Southall, Neville Southall tweets, trans rights, Twitter, UK

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