-Peter Tatchell hits out at the FA’s homophobia film
“Its not very high on the agenda”
– Gordon Taylor, on tackling homophobia
– Matt Lucas
"Players worry about what the manager will think, and the manager worries about what the fans will think. And the life of a footballer is so regimented and predetermined that few of them are encouraged to think for themselves. They work hard but their lives are cosseted and protected. And then road to success for a footballer is so precarious anyway I completely understand why no-one would want to take on the extra mantle of being the first out player"
- Rudi Assauer, former German manager and footballer (Dortmund and Werder Bremen)
– Jason Akermanis of the Western Bulldogs on rumours that one aussie rules football star was about to come out
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“I think the film is a milestone already. Whatever you think about it as a tactic or product. What it’s led to is a growing awareness”
-Piara Powar, Kick It Out, on the FA Film
- Jason Cundy, former Chelsea and Spurs footballer.
– A spokesman for Bayer Leverkusen, the club where Ballack began his career
“They are so out of step it is embarrassing”
– Professor Ellis Cashmore from Stafford University on clubs and governing bodies - where a study of more than 2000 football fans found the vast majority frown upon homophobia abuse
– Jimmy Anderson, cover star of Attitude magazine
“The ball does not care who’s playing with him. He just wants to roll”
– Marcus Urban, out former German professional footballer
“Luckily, only normal people play football”
– Croation Football Federation president Vlatko Markovic claiming there is no place for homosexuals in the national team
“They would play as though they’d been unshackled. We have a gay Vice-Chancellor, Berlin’s mayor is gay.”
– Mario Gomez, the Bayern Munich footballer, urges homosexual players to come out the closet
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– Sepp Blatter on concerns over the treatment of gay fans at the 2022 Quatar world cup
"It was not my intention and never will be my intention to go into any discrimination. This is exactly what we are against. If somebody feels they have been hurt, then I regret and present apologies"
- Sepp Blatter, apologizing
So what do you think girls? I think there is a very very very long road ahead for homosexuality to be accepted in football, because it is an international sport and not all countries or their people have the same stand on gays and accepting them.
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