German football star Mario Gomez tells gay footballers to step forward
In the wake of recent reports of homophobia seeming to come form all angles, there was some positive news when Mario Gomez, who has not said whether he is gay, told a German magazine that being honest about their sexuality would be a positive step for gay footballers.
"They would play as if they had been liberated," he said. "Being gay should no longer be a taboo topic."
Gomez, 25, who was voted German footballer of the year in 2006-7, referred to the fact that there were a number of role models in German society to give gay players the courage to come out. He said: "We've got a gay vice-chancellor; the Berlin mayor is gay. So professional footballers should own up to their preference".
So, maybe it's time for a trip to Germany...!
Date: 11 November 2010
Shame no-one took him up on this! Statistics say there must be some gay footballers...
outandabout, London -
22 November 2010 10:07 PM
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