Out ex-rugby star Gareth Thomas offered his support to The Gay Footballer in phone chat

Out ex-rugby star Gareth Thomas offered his support to The Gay Footballer in phone chat
News
Posted on 9 Aug 2019

Openly gay former rugby star Gareth Thomas has revealed that he spoke to the Championship footballer who recently made public his intention to come out.


Referring to himself on Twitter as The Gay Footballer, the player set the date for revealing his identity (Wednesday 24 July) but vanished from social media just a few hours before he was due to ‘go public’.

Speaking to the Daily Star, Welsh rugby player Thomas said: “I reached out to him and offered him my support and gave him my number and he called me. I never asked him his name but he told me the club he played for.


“He is a young kid who had an understanding of who he was but didn’t have an understanding of where he fitted in.”

Thomas added: “There is vitriol towards him because he has decided that he is not ready for it. But it is his decision to make.”


Image: Facebook

HAVE YOUR SAY

Tell us what you think below...

Join our Newsletter today!

More from News...

Most Popular Stories

  • Season One tour of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK heading for Birmingham News

    Season One tour of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK heading for Birmingham

    More
  • Equality lessons row: Protests to restart outside Anderton Park primary school tomorrow News

    Equality lessons row: Protests to restart outside Anderton Park primary school tomorrow

    More
  • Equality lessons row: LGBT school protest ruling to be challenged in high court News

    Equality lessons row: LGBT school protest ruling to be challenged in high court

    More
  • Equality lessons row: Midlands school to trial controversial LGBT-relationships material News

    Equality lessons row: Midlands school to trial controversial LGBT-relationships material

    More
  • It’s back! Wolverhampton’s Pride festival makes a welcome return next month News

    It’s back! Wolverhampton’s Pride festival makes a welcome return next month

    More
  • Fans in Dreamland! Pet Shop Boys to bring their greatest hits tour to Birmingham in 2020 News

    Fans in Dreamland! Pet Shop Boys to bring their greatest hits tour to Birmingham in 2020

    More
  • Equality lessons row: Anderton Park school protesters met with songs of love News

    Equality lessons row: Anderton Park school protesters met with songs of love

    More