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MP: Help Gay Footballers Come Out

UK Press Association reports:

The Government is seeking to encourage a welcoming atmosphere in football in which gay players can come out without fear of discrimination, MPs have been told.

Equalities minister Lynne Featherstone paid tribute to England cricketer Steven Davies who recently announced he is gay, and Welsh rugby player Gareth Thomas who came out in 2009.

She said there should be an “atmosphere and ambience” in football where players are also free to “come forward and come out”. There are no openly gay footballers in England’s top four divisions.

At Commons question time, Conservative MP Mark Menzies said: “We have recently seen positive role models come out in both rugby and cricket, to much support from the general public and the sports community.

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