taken from ohnotheydidnt Footballers refuse to appear in FA's anti-homophobia video 'because they fear ridicule'
Top-ranking footballers turned down requests to appear in the FA's anti-homophobia film because they feared being ridiculed on the pitch, it has been reported.
The FA revealed last week that the film's premiere had been cancelled because they needed more time to work on it. It had been criticised for not giving out the right message and not doing enough to tackle the problem.
According to the Independent, the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) approached big-name players and their agents to ask them to support the film but all declined. Some footballers, such as Sol Campbell and Graeme Le Saux, have suffered homophobic abuse from the terraces. Le Saux wrote in his autobiography that he began to dread going to matches.
Hey, it's a Cheryl Tweedy post, 3 tabloid news in one, holler!
S. Wild swears she's not a nun.
The glamour girl, who admits sending revealing pictures of herself to the footballer’s phone in the steamy exchanges, is 100 per cent convinced it was the England star’s voice on the other end of the phone.
She said: “If that wasn’t Ashley Cole, then I’m a nun. I’ve said all along that it was Ashley who was doing all the running, sending me pictures of himself, texting and phoning me. “I’ve listened to Ashley’s softly-spoken voice in interviews on TV and it was unmistakably him.”
[...] However, Ashley swears it wasn’t him who sent Sonia the picture messages, claiming he gave the pay-as-you-go mobile to a friend, who gave it to ANOTHER friend, who then sent the pictures to Sonia and pretended to be him.
One image showed a topless Ashley laying on a bed. Others showed him posing naked in front of a mirror but are too graphic to print.
Your marriage is in trouble, Posh offers you a place that you can call home.
A source told The-One-That-Should-Not-Be-Named newspaper: "Victoria just wants to make sure Cheryl is OK. The offer's there - and you can't get a more relaxing and private environment than Vic's Los Angeles home.
"If Cheryl needs some time to think and reflect, the Beckhams' is the place to go."