Monday, September 13, 2010

Controversial research claims that one in four football players are gay

Research that promises to cause uproar in the sports says that one in four professional football players, coaches and referees said that personally know players who are gay.

The poll surveyed 3000 professionals. "Of the professional players, coaches and officials searched more than one in four (27%) revealed personally know football players who are gay, but that none takes his homosexuality."

The research also claims that there are some half a million professional football players who are homosexual, but "none is assumed."

The authors, Ellis Cashmore and Jamie Cleland, pointing to institutional homophobia as the main factor that makes the players stay in the closet.

Source: Scene G

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