Casey Stoney, the England football captain and Arsenal defender, has spoken in detail for the first time about being a lesbian. Her sexuality has been written about in the past — notably in , when she was included in the Independent on Sunday Pink List. I've never hidden it within football circles because it is accepted, but to the outside world, I've never spoken about my sexuality. The macho world of male professional football and the appallingly sexist behaviour of some high-profile players towards women is hardly a context in which male players will feel supported if they came out as gay.
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The star criticises football's authorities and says the game needs to change radically before he would feel safe opening up. News correspondent inzyrashid. An unnamed Premier League footballer has revealed he is gay in an open letter, but isn't prepared to come out publicly.
England International footballer, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, has taken to social media to deny reports that he's the first openly gay Premier League footballer. It comes after rumours on social media suggested he'd already 'come out' as gay to his Chelsea teammates and was ready to release a statement. On his personal Twitter account, he said: "Any player who came out as gay, they'd have my full support and respect.