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The French Football Chief has said stopping matches due to anti-gay chants and banners in the stands was “a mistake” and would instruct referees to no longer stop matches over homophobic abuse from fans, putting him on a collision course with the sports ministry and the football league. Since the start of the French football

Albin Ekdal might not be a household name outside Europe, but the midfielder for Sweden’s national team and Italy’s Sampdoria has a message he wants soccer players all around the world to hear: men’s soccer can learn a lot from women’s soccer when it comes to acceptance of gay athletes. “We have a lot to learn from them in this aspect,” Ekdal told Sport Bladet in an interview recorded in Italy and picked up by UK Yahoo Sports and...

Calling her role as coach of the undefeated world champion U.S. women’s national soccer team “the honor of a lifetime,” Jill Ellis announced on Tuesday she plans to resign. Among soccer coaches around the globe, Ellis is the only one who coached two women’s world cup winning teams. Ellis coached 127 USWNT games, more than any other coach in history. She leaves after more than five years with an incredible record of 102-7-18. Ellis, 52, announced in a statement...

What will it take to get soccer fans to stop chanting a slur many people consider homophobic? FIFA told referees they can shut down play. And still the chants continue. MLS has done nothing since fans chanted “puto” at the L.A. Galaxy’s Pride Night in May. At least the Galaxy sent security guards to remove those attendees they caught chanting. But still, the chants continue. That was also the case Tuesday night when the Galaxy hosted Tijuana at Dignity Health...

Each week, Outsports stops the clock for an instant reply of the week that was. It’s our way of memorializing the glorious victories, the ignominious defeats, and the players and personalities who made them, lived them or just couldn’t avoid them. We realize our roster may differ from yours, and we welcome your comments, contributions and critiques. We read them all! Details on how to reach us are below, after our look at the week’s winners and losers. Winner: Odell Beckham,...

T-minus 24 hours! The gay footballer who’s been peeking out from the closet for the past few weeks is apparently making his big reveal on Wednesday, July 24. On Sunday, July 21, he tweeted “24.07.19 ????.” This still-anonymous Twitter account, purported to belong to a gay English Football League player, first got our attention with a July 5 announcement. “I’m a professional footballer, playing for a club in the ,” that tweet read. “I will be revealing my identity soon, but I...

A Twitter account allegedly maintained by an anonymous sports star about to come out as gay has been conspicuously deleted, just one day before the user would have revealed his identity. @footballergay captured international attention for his tweets, in which he promised he hoped “to break the mould” and planned to “reveal his identity soon.” Other tweets had said that the user would announce his identity today, July 24. Instead, he deleted the account. “I thought I was stronger. I was...

Tuesday morning I was messaging with a colleague speculating how “Gay Footballer” on Twitter was going to get out of his self-declared coming-out date of Wednesday. The Twitter account @FootballerGay had garnered about 50,000 followers since he posted his initial message on July 5 that said he was a professional soccer player in the English Football League and would be coming out publicly. The Twitter account and its claims raised the hopes of many who believed that we would...

Photo by Edoardo Busti on Unsplash If you’ve followed the story, you probably won’t be surprised here to know that the anonymous Twitter account claiming to be a closeted professional British footballer has deleted his account. Earlier today, the account tweeted out a message saying, “I thought I was stronger. I was wrong,” according to The Guardian. A second message then quickly followed, before the account was deleted, saying: The account first began tweeting on July 5th that it was being run...

Former White House deputy Sebastian Gorka on Monday blamed a popular British pre-school children’s television series on starting the “whole trans thing,” reports Media Matters. Gorka, who last week warned his radio audience that the U.S. Women’s soccer team wants “to destroy everything that is wholesome in our country and in our Judeo-Christian civilization,” issued the new bizarre claim on the July 22 edition of Salem Radio Network’s America First with Sebastian Gorka. “Ignorance is no defense,” Gorka said. “I’m sorry....

Photo by Tevarak Phanduang on Unsplash We have an update on Twitter’s anonymous closeted Footballer. Earlier this month, a random Twitter account announced that it was being run by a champion athlete who planned to come out soon. As he wrote on Twitter: While there has been some question to the legitimacy of the situation, many publications and media sources have reported on the account’s existence and claims of coming out. Part of this mass interest in the account and topic is...

World Cup champion and out lesbian Ashlyn Harris is spilling more tea, and it’s spilling all over former USWNT teammate and top defender Jaelene Hinkle. Harris blasted Hinkle on Twitter Monday for claiming in an interview last year that the team was “not a welcoming place for Christians.” Hinkle, our team is about inclusion. Your religion was never the problem. The problem is your intolerance and you are homophobic. You don’t belong in a sport that aims to unite and...

New York Police are investigating after eight posters featuring U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe were found vandalized with homophobic slurs. The New York Police Department (NYPD) hate crimes task force said it was investigating after the posters were vandalized with derogatory slurs at the Bryant Park subway station in New York. Police confirmed to USA Today on Wednesday that the posters were cleaned or replaced with help from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority after the vandalism was discovered early Monday morning. Rapinoe...

Image via Instagram @mrapinoe Megan Rapinoe is doubling down on her stance against U.S. President Donald Trump. The World champion soccer player has been having an on-again, off-again battle with Trump for most of the year. It started when Rapinoe shared her distaste for the Trump Administration during a cover-shoot in January. She said that when her team won the World Cup and were invited to the White House, she would not be attending. “I’m not going to the f—— White House,”...

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