Midfielder wants gay footballers to come public

The New York City player thinks a lot of gay footballers exist and are hiding because of fears of how they will be received

 

Ex-England international Frank Lampard has revealed his wish for a gay footballer to come public and be fully respected by the by the public.

The on-loan Manchester City star during an his appearance Channel Four's 'Alan Carr's Chatty Man' spoke of his support and feels that football in evolving for the better.

When host Carr asked: "Do you think we will ever see a gay footballer? Statistically there should be loads. One in ten are gay aren't they? Fifty-thousand professional footballers, one of them must be."

Lampard responded: "Well we have had a couple. who played in the Premier League, came out after having moved back to Germany or Italy. 'n America, played there."

"I think a lot of the problem is, as you say, it's a fact that it will be out there, as it is in all modern life at all times, but I think we are probably at fault as a sport.

"I think that it's that old syndrome where it's a mans game and you can't talk about that. I have to say the game's changing a lot. There are a lot of campaigns. I feel it in the dressing room. There's a different feel about it.

"Yeah there should be. I would love it if someone came out and everyone treated it with respect. You know that thing about 'we're macho we play football,' is very old hat."

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