There has been a lot of talking about football players coming out – and the resulting media frenzy saw headlines like “three Premier league players are coming out”. But nothing happened so far – except that chairman of the English FA Greg Clarke now wants the gay players to come out!
“I put the message out there that if a number of top-level pros want to come out, why don’t we synchronize it, so one person doesn’t have to come out on their own” Greg Clarke said. “The Premier League, the Football League and the FA could do it at the start of the season.”
“It is very difficult to get to a representative set of gay top level footballers because some of them are happy with their sexuality and just don’t want anyone to know” he stated. “I don’t want to be part of a process that says ‘you’ve got to come out’. That’s not right.”