UK Soccer Chief Encourages Group Of Gay Players To Come Out Together


Greg Clarke, the head of the Football Association in England, appears to have evolved on his stance regarding gay players coming out in the sport. He previously called the prospect of gay elite football players coming out "impossible." but in a new interview with The Times it seems he's had a change of heart. 

Having spoken to some unnamed gay players, he's now encouraging gay football players to come out, but as a group. 

“I put the message out there that if a number of top-level pros want to come out, why don’t we synchronise it? So one person doesn’t have to come out on their own,” Clarke told The Times. “The Premier League, the Football League and the FA could do it at the start of the season.”

What do you think? Would a group of gay players coming out simultaneously be less difficult than an individual player?


(H/T: Outsports)


[-] they won't.  Don't get me wrong.  I really wish all closeted celebrities would be honest about their sexual identities with their public, but I don't think this will happen given what football culture is like in the UK and in Europe in general.  Also, their agents and managers will convince them at the last minute to stay in the closet.  I really hope it is otherwise, but I'm not holding my breath.

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