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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    It's remarkable how universally liked he was given how polarising football can be- I'm not sure I can think of any footballer with fewer enemies than Speed had.
    Coming out and proclaiming that someone who's just died was a total cock generally isn't the done thing though

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Coming out and proclaiming that someone who's just died was a total cock generally isn't the done thing though
    No, true. However in this case it's really the case; Speed was a genuinely good guy and a model professional. I think his death has hit everyone in football so hard because it was a bolt from the blue.

    I was thinking about the contrast with that other recent (supposed) sporting suicide victim a couple of minutes ago. Whilst Roebuck's death was no less a tragedy, it wasn't quite the shock Speed's was. The former the distant academically minded confirmed bachelor under arrest for a distasteful crime, the latter the warm, grounded friendly family man who'd appeared perfectly at ease only hours earlier on national TV.

    The "Why?" in Speed's case seems so very much harder to answer.
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    Rumour doing the e-rounds that Gary was going to be outed as gay by The Sun.

    Dunno what to say, tbh. If there's a grain of truth the mind boggles,

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    The mind boggles why? Because he *might* have been gay?

    Do people honestly still care about that?
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    Yeah heard this as well but really don't want to speculate.

    Football got a bloody awful track record on the issue though thats for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontcloseyoureyes View Post
    The mind boggles why? Because he *might* have been gay?

    Do people honestly still care about that?
    Because a) it's still considered newsworthy and b) that even a tabloid would still do such things in 2011.

    I really don't think the general population give a ****, but if a family man was about to be outed I could see how it might be a contributing factor in what came next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Because a) it's still considered newsworthy and b) that even a tabloid would still do such things in 2011.

    I really don't think the general population give a ****, but if a family man was about to be outed I could see how it might be a contributing factor in what came next.
    Is this really surprising?
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