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Antoine Griezmann Says Gay Players Are Afraid to Come Out, Offers Support


Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann has said he comprehends why gay football players are hesitant to turn out, yet he would support those who did.

The France Universal made the remarks amid the worldwide break, in a meeting with El Pais (h/t MailOnline’s Jonny Singer):

“Players do not come out of the closet because they are afraid. We have to appear hard and strong, but we are afraid of what people will say about us. Of course, I have nothing against anyone; I respect everybody.

“I think I would [come out as gay]. But of course, that’s easier said when you do not have to go through it.

“There are a lot of bad people in football and players can be afraid to go to stadiums and get abused.”

Per the report, the meeting concentrated on Griezmann’s life far from football.

As announced by Ian Herbert of the Independent, even Football Association administrator Greg Clarke keeps up it is “incomprehensible” for a gay footballer player to turn out as of now, because of the mishandle he would get. Per the report, no British expert player turned out between the demise of Justin Fashanu in 1998 and Liam Davis’ disclosure in 2014.

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