Gay Football players

chrisyboi

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Always thought the reaction of opposition fans would be a bigger factor than the players own fans. You just need to look how some of the scummy fans at the likes of Motherwell, Aberdeen and Hibs treat our players just now to realise how difficult it would be for a player to come out and then play there. It would be full on.
 

Onslow52

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I really don't care colour, creed, sexuality or religion if he's a goalie that saves, a defender that defends, a midfielder who commands or a striker who scores goals and plays for Rangers he'll do alright by me.
 

Unicorn

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If any of our current players came out and got abuse of some fans I'm positive the other fans would step in.

There are still neanderthals in football of course, I think it's proven by the amount of homophobic chants that for example happen among away fans at Brighton but I would be confident that we don't have that issue at Rangers.
I remember the whole of Ibrox questioning Van Hooijdonk's sexuality in pretty industrial terms against Feyenoord, that was nearly 20 years ago though to be fair. I don't think it's a club thing or necessarily a homophobic thing, it's just the working class Male football culture which probably makes gay footballers reluctant to come out while playing.
 

Skeletor

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I don’t think any gay footballer of any club who came out would have problems with their own fans.

It’s the opposition fans that would be shouting all sorts at them
 

Coatbridge Chancellor

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The very fact he is a Rangers player would see him receive horrendous abuse from opposing fans, it shouldn’t be an issue, if there was a time in the near future a player of ours was to publicly say he was Gay, I would hope he would receive 100% support from everyone connected to the club.

I know of one player who was gay, played for us in the last 20 years, he lived with a guy who was the son of a close family friend.
There will undoubtedly have been a good few, if not more.

There is/was a rumour (and I stress rumour) I heard that a current first team member was gay.

Should not be an issue. Sadly I think the media attention would be so overwhelming it puts players off coming out.
 

charlie_snowball

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Could not give a single rats ass.

99% of people would be the same.

Life's too short to hate others for what they're into as long as it's not kids or animals. Gloves off in those scenarios.
 

Greenock_Loyal

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The very fact he is a Rangers player would see him receive horrendous abuse from opposing fans, it shouldn’t be an issue, if there was a time in the near future a player of ours was to publicly say he was Gay, I would hope he would receive 100% support from everyone connected to the club.

I know of one player who was gay, played for us in the last 20 years, he lived with a guy who was the son of a close family friend.
Was he Scottish?

I know off a foreign player under McLeish who was gay.
 

KirkwallTrueBlue

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A large number of males on here prefer men anyway so the support would be tremendous, would have absolute zero issues at all, we'd all support him 100% and look after him as one of our own, that being said the issues wouldn't come from our support, media and the mentalists would make it damn near impossible.
 

Family bam

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We signed Mo Johnston.
Apart from a few nobody gave a fu.ck yet he had to stay outside Glasgow because of fear of assault by tarriers.
We signed Mark Walters who was welcomed with open arms by the Rangers family, yet received the worst racist abuse ever received at a British football ground bar none by the tarriers.
We signed Jon Daly who was welcomed with open arms by the Rangers family yet received abuse, only, by the tarriers.

If we signed a gay footballer he would be welcomed with open arms by the Rangers family.
And that's the way it should be.
 

GeckoBear29

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I don’t think our fans would care but a certainty to lead to abuse from opposition fans. Similar to “you should be in jail” chants to flanagan at pitttodrie
 

Blue 9

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What would be the reaction if a current Rangers player for example came out as gay... Would it bother people on here/in the stands or do you think wouldn't be an issue these days?

I always thought I'd be uneasy about it but the world is changing. It's going to happen to one club probably in months rather than years time... But if it was us, would it bother you?

Don't want this to be a thread to slag folk who disagree btw, it's to debate/discuss amongst ourselves if one of our players did... Not general discussion about gay people in general etc.
It's Friday Night ffs.
Debate forward slash it wae yur wee gay pal n gies awe peace.
Mon the Bufties.
 

BillySimpson

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We hate Jimmy Hill He's a poof he's a poof. Oh for the banter in the 70s.
70s and beyond. I remember one banner when the Tartan Army had translated "He's a poof" into several European languages. So that everyone would think they were wonderful.
 

Davester

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A wee aside, the day Jelavic won the cup for us with pass from Vladimir Weiss, me and my missus went to Speakeasy (gay bar) in Merchant City. Just as we got to the door, 2 women, obviously partners, with orange and blue t shirts, bounced out the door and burst into hello, hello. Always liked that boozer. Cool story and all, but aye, couldn't give one %^*& if one of our players was gay. Would take serious peters at your Pittodrie etc. And the BJK camp. Oh, the irony!
 

Coda

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99.9% of people wouldn’t give two shits if they were ultimately good enough to represent the team.

The problem that would arise is that they would be immune to criticism, as it would be twisted as being homophobic.
 

bluenosebazza

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For want of a better phrase, I believe you're trying to compare apples with oranges here.
A little bit because were dealing with a genuine hypothetical. But it wasn’t long after there was outrage down south when a Spurs player said someone had been racist to him. Morelos has been abused the entire time here, said he was being racially abused which there was recorded proof of as well and the first thing that happens is a journalist takes to a national radio station screaming ‘WHERES THE PROOF?’ despite the fact the club accused have a history of racist incidents.
 
I think you'd see the so called diverse mob..meaning (them) show their true mask about a Rangers player being gay. I don't see one Rangers fan be bothered as long as he helps get the team the wins required on the field..that's what Rangers is about! It's down to the individual how he orchestrates his own private affairs.
 

Snakehips

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I don’t think the issue would be within a players club itself, with team mates, nor the clubs fans.

The main issue would be the media coverage it would create in the tabloids, and the subsequent digging into their personal life. They would temporarily become one of the most famous footballers in the world, if they play in a top league.

The other issue would be opposition fans, there is no way a player would not get a few homophobic comments and sniggers when playing at an away ground, especially in Scotland.

If players feel they wish to come out, then what would be best if several players came out at the same time, together. That way it would spread the burden and responsibility and show it is more common in the game than people think, and hopefully it would then be more quickly accepted within the media and stands.

Weirdly enough, players would probably get less stick from the stands playing in a professional, high profile, modern environment, like the EPL, compared to somewhere like the Scotland. Imagine the stick a gay Rangers player would get at Parkhead, Pittodrie or Easter Road. If he was black and English as well then he would probably get lynched in Scotland, as we as a nation are not as tolerant or liberal as some would have you believe. Many will say they are, but it does not take much for the bitterness, jealousy, and agendas to come to the fore, the so called left wing have somehow become more zealous in their behaviour recently in their rush to be seen as woke in every respect.

Although it would be amusing seeing the SNP and liberal nationalists rush to defend and support a Rangers player for a change. Or maybe that would be a step too far.
 

dekcuf

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Everyone Anyone, give it your all for the club and the fans will adore you. We’d rally round any player that came out as gay, as long as they didn’t play a stray pass in an OF game, then they could GTF
 

Bluegeo64

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What would be the reaction if a current Rangers player for example came out as gay... Would it bother people on here/in the stands or do you think wouldn't be an issue these days?

I always thought I'd be uneasy about it but the world is changing. It's going to happen to one club probably in months rather than years time... But if it was us, would it bother you?

Don't want this to be a thread to slag folk who disagree btw, it's to debate/discuss amongst ourselves if one of our players did... Not general discussion about gay people in general etc.
I believe that coming out now is naff- it's not "brave" it's just attention seeking as Britain is a very tolerant country.
Imagine being a gay footballer n an Islamic or African country now that would be brave( or suicidal)
 

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