Don’t Folau the crowd: being an openly gay sportsman is ...

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Don’t Folau the crowd: being an openly gay sportsman is absolutely fabulous

One of the very few 'out' top footballers tells us about how his many fears all proved to be groundless

Charlie Eccleshare

Who was it? Was it real? What did it all mean? The @FootballerGay Twitter account that supposedly belonged to a homosexual Championship footballer but was deleted last Tuesday before his identity was due to be revealed prompted a range of questions and recriminations.

Perhaps the most important one though is: what effect does the strange affair have on sport’s LGBTQ+ community?

As one of a minuscule number of openly gay professional footballers globally and the only Australian male player to have come out, 26-year-old winger Andy Brennan is well placed to answer...

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