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New Survey Reveals Irish Football Are The Most Comfortable Globally With LGBT Players

By James Fenton

December 13, 2017 at 4:56pm

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A new survey conducted by equality charity Stonewall has found that Republic Of Ireland football fans would be the joint-most comfortable with having an LGBT player in their team. 

In a survey of fans from 38 different countries, the Green Army ranked at number one alongside Iceland. 87% of Irish fans would be comfortable if one of our players came out as gay or bisexual. 

We were closely followed by the United Kingdom where 80% UK football fans said they would be comfortable with a gay or bisexual player for England, Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland respectively.

Egypt finished lowest with only 10% of The Pharaohs fans answering that they wouldn't mind a gay player in their ranks. 

Football is still seen as having a major problem with homosexuality and there are currently no openly gay players in any of Europe's top five leagues.  

Across the board, 50,000 fans were polled and 76% said they wouldn't have a problem if one of their national team's players came out. 

You can read the results in full here

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