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Footballer Lee Steele Aims Homophobic Tweet at Gareth Thomas

Gareth Thomas' participation in the UK's Celebrity Big Brother is making him the topic of conversation in some circles. Oxford City footballer Lee Steele failed to play for his team on Saturday after a tweet (which was later deleted) he made about Thomas caused some controversy:

SteeleA remark about openly gay former Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas appeared on the 38-year-old’s account on Thursday night. It said: “I wouldn’t fancy the bed next to Gareth Thomas #padlockeda**ehole”. The tweet, which was criticised by a city gay rights group, had been deleted by 1pm on Friday.

Our Saturday story prompted debate online and at City’s Court Place Farm ground, where Mike Ford’s team beat Chippenham 2-1 without Steele. One fan, who did not want to be named said: “It was stupid of him to say something on the internet but I don’t think it means he hates gay people.”

Other folks on Twitter begged to disagree:

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Gay Rugby Icon Gareth Thomas Enters the UK 'Celebrity Big Brother' House: VIDEO

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Yesterday, I mentioned that gay rugby player Gareth Thomas was to be joining the cast of the UK version of Celebrity Big Brother. I'm not sure who any of these others are, but here's Thomas interviewed on the show and entering the house for the first time.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Gay Rugby Icon Gareth Thomas Joins UK 'Big Brother' Reality Show

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UK's Daily Mail and other tabloids report that Gareth Thomas, the gay rugby icon who retired from sport in October, is set to become a reality tv star:

"The popular sportsman, who is a close friend of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and attended their wedding, will appear on the Channel 5 reality show which starts tonight. He will join such luminaries as Natasha Giggs, whose only claim to fame is having an affair with her footballer star brother-in-law Ryan Giggs. Ironically, Mr Thomas is friends with Manchester United winger Giggs."


Gareth Thomas Retires from Rugby

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Gareth Thomas, the Welsh rugby icon who stunned the sporting world when he came out of the closet in December 2009, is retiring from rugby, he announced today.

ThomasSaid Emanuele Palladino a spokesman for Thomas’ management company Distinct:

“We can confirm that Gareth Thomas is officially retiring from both international and club rugby with immediate effect. This marks the end of what has been a remarkable career for a remarkable person. Gareth hopes that through his achievements both on and off the field he has left a lasting legacy within the game.”

Thomas released a statement as well, saying he wasn't sure of his next step, and thanking those around him:

“I have listened and discussed this decision with many of my family and close friends. My mind has told me that the time to retire is now. If you can't give 100 percent to rugby then you can't do it justice. This is a sad day, but I know that my time has come to an end as a player. My passion for the amazing game will never end or leave me however.”

He added: “I do not know what lies ahead, but I feel the challenge of something different excites me more than another year of rugby...I would like to thank everyone I have been involved with in the sport. I could not have achieved it without any of them. I have great memories and great friends that I will keep for the rest of my life. I leave knowing I have done everything in my power to be the best person and player I could have ever been. And finally, I thank my parents for all their support and help throughout my career.”

(top photo andy paradise via gareth thomas facebook)


Gareth Thomas Strikes Classic Pin-Up Pose: PHOTO

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Gay Welsh rugby icon Gareth Thomas tweeted "Boom boom boom.I'm back in the room.been a busy bee.check out this photo I did for American magazine;)"

Ed Kennedy at AfterElton writes: "He almost instantly got some ribbing from his former teammate and occasional model Nick Youngquest, who told him he just wasn't ripped enough to model."


Christian Louboutin and Gareth Thomas Discuss Their 'Bromance'

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Shoe designer Christian Louboutin and gay rugby legend Gareth Thomas talk to the London Evening Standard about the shoes Louboutin designed in honor of Thomas, and how they became "sole mates":

After exchanging emails, the pair met in Wales and spent the day walking around Cardiff city centre and along the coastline.

Thomas said: "I come down on the train to London, and I'm looking forward to seeing him, thinking of all the things I can say."

Louboutin said: "We chat about sport. Though I am completely, shamelessly an individualist, and he is a great team player in every way."

Thomas added: "And shoes. These days I own more of Louby's shoes than I do rugby boots."

The shoes Louboutin designed are embroidered with replicas of Thomas' tattoos.

They make a hot couple, don't they?


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