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#1 owler5

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:35 PM

If a footballer did come out as 'gay' would you start or join in homophobic chants? If one of our better players turned out to be gay would your attitude towards them change? I think it's disgraceful that no footballer in the entire top 4 divisions has come out, just because of fear from the fans, why should it matter? It doesn't change there footballing ability or their personality so why should chants be made? It's exactly the same as racism in football which is now considered a disgrace to football so why not this? People may say that it's best for their careers if they keep it to themselves but that's not solving the problem, just hiding it so no one has to worry or care about it, this is stupid and homophobic.

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#2 council owl

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:36 PM

Shut it, puff

#3 Massiveowl

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:38 PM

If a footballer did come out as 'gay' would you start or join in homophobic chants? If one of our better players turned out to be gay would your attitude towards them change? I think it's disgraceful that no footballer in the entire top 4 divisions has come out, just because of fear from the fans, why should it matter? It doesn't change there footballing ability or their personality so why should chants be made? It's exactly the same as racism in football which is now considered a disgrace to football so why not this? People may say that it's best for their careers if they keep it to themselves but that's not solving the problem, just hiding it so no one has to worry or care about it, this is stupid and homophobic.

Thoughts? People are entitled to there own opinions etc...

not coming out because of the fear of fans :/ maybe they haven't come out because there not gay ha just a thought

#4 Sam779

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:41 PM

OP is obviously a gayer.

blobster.

Edited by Sam779, 19 May 2012 - 07:41 PM.


#5 mirodo

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:42 PM

I couldnt care less. If a player is gay, it's not an issue. Whether he plays for us, United or Swindon Supermarine.

#6 fletch3181

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:43 PM

Ring pirate.

#7 mirodo

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:43 PM

OP is obviously a gayer.

blobster.


Says the man who's seen Bywater's wee wee tail...

lol

Edited by mirodo, 19 May 2012 - 07:44 PM.


#8 Foxhill Owl

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:43 PM

I think you OP has had the EYE of a famous footballer,

Gwonn son !!

#9 Harry the Owl

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:44 PM

maybe they've not come out so they can still shower with the other players and have a cheeky look

#10 MilanTheMan

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:47 PM

Hahhahahahahahahahahahhahahahahhahahahhahahahahahhahahahahhahahahhahahahhahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahhahaha lol lol lol lol hahahahahahahhahahahahahhahahahahahahhahahahahahhaha gary megson



Sorry tom, but you've made my night. PMSL

Edited by MilanTheMan, 19 May 2012 - 07:49 PM.


#11 Massiveowl

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:47 PM

i don't think sir tom has a choice these days

#12 Sam779

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:48 PM

Says the man who's seen Bywater's wee wee tail...

lol


:biggrin:

It was actually Prutton who saw mine as he talked to me whilst he was urinating.

#13 Foxhill Owl

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:49 PM

:biggrin:

It was actually Prutton who saw mine as he talked to me whilst he was urinating.


Some things you don't tel a fans forum lol

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:50 PM

To answer the question: no I wouldn't chant. I dont care whether our, or any other teams, players are gay. But I agree with MASSIVE, that there are probably very few gays in football: they are just not interested in it. Its the flip side of hairdressing, where they're nearly all gay.

What would bother me is that if a gay player was crap, whenever he gets booed would be seen by the pc brigade as homophobic. Just like when John Barnes was booed playing for England. That wasn't racist: he was crap and didn't produce his Liverpool form.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:51 PM

I think some of these posts have answered your question :st2:

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:55 PM

To answer the question: no I wouldn't chant. I dont care whether our, or any other teams, players are gay. But I agree with MASSIVE, that there are probably very few gays in football: they are just not interested in it. Its the flip side of hairdressing, where they're nearly all gay.

What would bother me is that if a gay player was crap, whenever he gets booed would be seen by the pc brigade as homophobic. Just like when John Barnes was booed playing for England. That wasn't racist: he was crap and didn't produce his Liverpool form.



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Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:00 PM

Guy sat behind me in the theatre tonight (yes the theatre luvees) was claiming he slept with a Maltese international footballer.

Funny that this topic came up the same night.

#18 i used to be sc_owl

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:02 PM

Assuming there are gay professional footballers; why should they have to "come out"?



#19 Donny.Owl

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:13 PM

Assuming there are gay professional footballers; why should they have to "come out"?


This

A player's sexual preference is none of my concern. Not interested in the slightest tbh.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 08:18 PM

Sexuality doesnt mean anything in football. It doesnt make a difference to the player if he is ok with getting a few chants from MINORITIE'S.