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Gay Rugby Player Beaten So Badly He May Never Play Again

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Claire Byrne Live he may never again be able to play rugby again because of the horrific attack.Somers posted to social media the attack happened along Dame Street in Dublin in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 10.

He said he was trying to flag a taxi after visiting The George gay bar when he was approached by a man hurling antigay slurs.“Last night a stranger called me a faggot before beating the shit out of me,” Somers tweeted from the hospital after the attack. “He left me with a fractured eye socket, 2 fractures in my ankle, a dislocation in my ankle & some other minor injuries.”He added, “We’ve come a long way but still have such a long way to go in terms of equality.” Somers also tweeted that he shared the photos to raise awareness. “I felt like it needed to be seen instead of hidden away because this is the reality of what so many LGBTQ+ people go through regularly & if it makes you uncomfortable, maybe it should,” he wrote.Last week, Somers gave an update on his injuries and revealed how they have left a lasting mark in more ways than one."I’m not sure I’ll get back to what I was doing before,” Somers said Friday on Claire Byrne Live, explaining how the eye injury and the plates and pins in his ankles may prevent him from playing rugby again.

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