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    Gay cricketers?

    are there any Gay cricketers ?

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    Yes, Lara is quite gay today after he scored 196*.
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    Why does it matter if a cricketer is gay? Rhetorical.

    Mind your own business, I say.
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    Could potentially be a serious thread. Doubt it though.

    There's probably one or two, but professional sport isn't the most forgiving occupation for an "out" gay man, one wouldn't think.

    Female cricketers, though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Could potentially be a serious thread. Doubt it though.

    There's probably one or two, but professional sport isn't the most forgiving occupation for an "out" gay man, one wouldn't think.

    Female cricketers, though...

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    The unfortunate reality is that if a man came out as being gay in a game such as American football, he'd likely have his knees taken out in training camp by one of his teammates before he even made it to the regular season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    Could potentially be a serious thread. Doubt it though.

    There's probably one or two, but professional sport isn't the most forgiving occupation for an "out" gay man, one wouldn't think.

    Female cricketers, though...
    Not doubting that it could be a serious thread, but I still don't think it's the business of the public unless the cricketer explicitly makes it so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker
    The unfortunate reality is that if a man came out as being gay in a game such as American football, he'd likely have his knees taken out in training camp by one of his teammates before he even made it to the regular season.
    I'm sure that's true in many cases, but there have out gay men in fairly "manly" sports before. Someone who follows rugby league will know his name, but there was a pretty well known and successful gay player in the NRL in the 90s. I'm sure he dealt with a lot of crap over it, but it didn't prevent him from getting a place in the team or anything.

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    So should gay cricketers be allowed to marry?
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    this is serious thread guys.

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    I swear Mark Nicholas is gay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    I'm sure that's true in many cases, but there have out gay men in fairly "manly" sports before. Someone who follows rugby league will know his name, but there was a pretty well known and successful gay player in the NRL in the 90s. I'm sure he dealt with a lot of crap over it, but it didn't prevent him from getting a place in the team or anything.
    Most gay athletes only "come out" at the tail-end of their careers or after they've retired though, so it's really a case of the exceptions and the rule. I'm fine with a discussion of homosexuality in sport, but I don't think we should take the route of investigation as to who is gay and who is not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
    I'm sure that's true in many cases, but there have out gay men in fairly "manly" sports before. Someone who follows rugby league will know his name, but there was a pretty well known and successful gay player in the NRL in the 90s. I'm sure he dealt with a lot of crap over it, but it didn't prevent him from getting a place in the team or anything.
    Yea, but if I am professional sports player making a good amount of money, I am not going to risk that, and potentially my career or serious injury, by coming out during my playing days.

    After I retire, then I might.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Mxyzptlk
    Most gay athletes only "come out" at the tail-end of their careers or after they've retired though, so it's really a case of the exceptions and the rule. I'm fine with a discussion of homosexuality in sport, but I don't think we should take the route of investigation as to who is gay and who is not.
    Which athletes are gay? I want my fast bowlers to be all man tbh..
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