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Pro rugby player’s defense of homophobic teammates is a major fumble

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Australian rugby player Dylan Walker has jumped to the defense of his homophobic teammates, and his reasoning is giving us major fumble vibes.To recap, last month the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles’ Pride night turned into a PR nightmare after seven teammates protested.Citing “religious and cultural objections,” they refused to wear uniforms featuring rainbow accents and sat the game out.The optics got even worse when Des Hasler, the team’s coach, apologized to them for the “poor execution” of the Pride jerseys, calling it a “significant mistake.”Related: WATCH: This viral rugby moment is taking the Internet by stormNow one of the players who did participate in the show of support for queer athletes and fans is speaking out about the incident, throwing his support behind his anti-LGBTQ teammates.Walker told the Daily Mail, “I have two gay brothers, including one who is transitioning to become a girl, but it didn’t hurt me.”How nice for him!

It’s good to know how homophobia personally affects straight guys who happen to have queer family members.He continued: “It was such an important game in our season, but if you are going to stand for something you believe in, how can you be angry with them for that?”“They [my family] weren’t angry at all.

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