Openly gay top-flight player some way off". Moody left his job as sporting director of Crystal Palace as a result. Retrieved 13 September I do not want to give any more embarrassment to my friends and family. Retrieved 3 December From the age of 13, he had been hot-housed at a specialist sports boarding school in Erfurt but at the age of 20, inwhen he was about to become a professional footballer, he gave up the sport. He came out to friends and family inand in publicly spoke to the media about his homosexuality and the difficulties that gay footballers experience.
These gay moments in sports might not reflect the athletes' sexual orientations, but they certainly seem homoerotic at first glance.
I do not want to give any more embarrassment to my friends and family. Journalist Matt Williams stated that being a gay professional player in football is still a taboo,  which journalist Simon Barnes has said will never change. Urban is now a spokesperson and campaigner on diversity issues in sport and the workplace. NDR television, article and programme Norwich goalkeeper says gay players would be backed". Retrieved 19 December In Januaryformer footballer Douglas Braga said that he had quit football aged 21 as it was not possible for him to be both gay and a footballer.
Association football culture Association football issues History of association football Sexual orientation and sports LGBT association football players. Views Read Edit View history. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Journalist Matt Williams stated that being a gay professional player in football is still a taboo,  which journalist Simon Barnes has said will never change. Several female players have come out as homosexual, including Bente Nordby and Linda Medalen. He was murdered in his flat in Hannover on 5 Decemberapparently by a male prostitute, according to police investigators, although the crime has never been solved.