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Héctor Bellerín says soccer is not ready for a gay player

Héctor Bellerín says soccer is not ready for a gay player

Soccer player Héctor Bellerín says the sport is not yet ready for a gay player at the professional level. The Arsenal player recently quit social media because he was receiving too much online abuse, but speaking to The Times he said the abuse is heard from the crowd at games as well. Bellerín said soccer fans had […]

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LGBTIQ footballers advocate for change

LGBTIQ footballers advocate for change

A new organisation has officially launched that aims to promote LGBTIQ participation in football (soccer) and advocate on issues affecting the LGBTIQ sports community. Pride Football Australia will support the development of grassroots LGBTIQ football clubs, help make existing clubs and associations more inclusive, and work with the sport’s governing bodies to address ongoing issues […]

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Soccer star Abby Wambach marries

US soccer star Abby Wambach has wed her partner Glennon Doyle Melton. Wambach shared the news of her weekend nuptials over Instagram. Wambach is a two time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion. In 2012 she was named FIFA World Player of the Year and she holds the record for the most goals […]

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Italian Soccer Chief: Keep gays away from me

Italian Soccer Chief: Keep gays away from me

The head of the Italian Football Federation has denied being racist and homophobic after he was recorded making comments deemed to be racist and homophobic. The comments from Carlo Tavecchio were said to be recorded during an interview for website Soccer Life, they were later published in an Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. Tavecchio reportedly […]

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Website slammed for offering bets on footballers coming out

Website slammed for offering bets on footballers coming out

An online betting website in the UK is facing major criticism for encouraging users to place bets on which English footballer will be the first to come out as gay. The site Win Cash Live listed a selection of players and odds in light of a report from The Mirror that two Premier League stars […]

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Russian Priest Says Soccer is a ‘Homosexual Abomination’

Russian Priest Says Soccer is a ‘Homosexual Abomination’

Many Russian fans were disappointed by the country’s early exit from the 2014 World Cup Tournament, but one Russian Orthodox Priest has written expressing his gratefulness that his country will no longer be participating in the tournament. Father Alexander Shumsky wrote in his column on the Christian website Russian Peoples’ Line that players wearing brightly […]

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Calls for Ugandan Soccer Coach To Be Declared Stateless

Calls for Ugandan Soccer Coach To Be Declared Stateless

  Ugandan religious leader Joseph Sserwada, chairman of the Born Again Churches in Uganda, has called for the administrator of the national soccer team to be declared stateless. The call comes after a local newspaper proclaimed that the administrator Chris Mubiru was gay. The newspaper published graphic images of Mubiru and alleged that he had […]

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