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Matthew Mitcham: Gay Footballers Should Come Out of the Closet

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Aussie Olympic gold medalist diver Matthew Mitcham calls on footballers to come out of the closet in today's Herald Sun newspaper:

"If their environment allows them to feel comfortable enough to come out, I see absolutely no reason why not. All the footy codes have been doing so much work to stamp out homophobia in their sports, and I think it's so brilliant and such a proactive thing on their part. It's a part of me that I love and enjoy and I like being known as gay. I see it as something positive, so it's just another positive thing to be known as."

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  1. I was just saying the same thing last night to Frank Lampard while we were snuggling together and watching Project Runway. Frank and I agree... Gretchen, what a bitch!

    Posted by: crispy | Sep 1, 2010 9:51:09 AM


  2. I think football is VERY gay sport and one-third of all football players are gay.

    Check it out:
    http://focusboy.net/search/football-is-gay/

    Posted by: Tim | Sep 1, 2010 10:04:28 AM


  3. He's hot <3

    Posted by: ravewulf | Sep 1, 2010 10:05:04 AM


  4. They should and near future they will, but the time is just not right yet. But the times are changing.
    Yes he has lovely eyes.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Sep 1, 2010 10:06:45 AM


  5. @tim Matt is Australian. Football = soccer

    Posted by: Dennis in FL | Sep 1, 2010 12:29:24 PM


  6. Says the athlete who doesn't play a team sport.

    Is he talking about AFL or soccer.

    Posted by: Joe | Sep 1, 2010 1:06:30 PM


  7. He is just so cute. I want to just eat him up...and eat him ;)

    Posted by: B-rod | Sep 1, 2010 2:56:21 PM


  8. He is precious!

    Posted by: SKOC211 | Sep 1, 2010 3:00:53 PM


  9. @Dennis in FL- no, as an Australian I can tell you that soccer = soccer, football = rugby league or AFL, depending where you are at the time.

    Posted by: Clifw | Sep 1, 2010 5:43:28 PM


  10. yeah in australia football is afl or rugby and soccer is what the rest of the world calls football

    Posted by: benjamin | Sep 2, 2010 4:34:29 AM


  11. Thanks to Benjamin and Clifw for the information

    Posted by: Fernando | Sep 2, 2010 7:08:12 PM


  12. it's coming. it's coming faster than a lot of "straight" fans are going to like. The guys who won't like it are the ones who constantly have to prove that they're straight.

    And you know what THAT means.

    Posted by: Danny | Nov 8, 2010 5:36:12 PM


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