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Professional soccer player Thomas Beattie reveals he is gay

After his career ended of course. At least he's attractive.

Congratulations for coming out Thomas.

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by Anonymousreply 45Last Friday at 6:40 AM

Thank you for not linking to Outsports.

by Anonymousreply 106/23/2020

Hm, apparently he's only played professionally for Canadian and Singaporean clubs nobody cares; but still, it's better than nothing.

by Anonymousreply 206/23/2020

Why bother now dude? You’re not playing now

by Anonymousreply 306/23/2020

*cares about

by Anonymousreply 406/23/2020

Nice shoulders

by Anonymousreply 506/23/2020

He's cute! I approve! Membership granted! Welcome to the club, hunny!

Now, who has his dick pics?

by Anonymousreply 606/23/2020

He's totally my type

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by Anonymousreply 706/23/2020

[quote] Thomas was voted as one of Singapore's most eligible bachelors of 2019 by CLEO magazine

Lol

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by Anonymousreply 806/23/2020

Yup

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by Anonymousreply 906/23/2020

Just another bottom.

by Anonymousreply 1006/23/2020

He is a nobody as he never played in the Premier League, unlike Justin Fashanu.

by Anonymousreply 1106/23/2020

Justin Fashanu was having sex with 17 year olds when he was pushing 40 so probably isn't a great frame of reference.

by Anonymousreply 1206/23/2020

Justin Fashanu did nothing illegal then since the age of consent there is 16 for both straight and gay. And diddling a kid while pushing 40, that should be his success story. R12 shouldn't be such an old puritan fat fart.

And I was thinking of James Beattie who is more handsome and famous.

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by Anonymousreply 1306/23/2020

wow, both those guys are hot. Beattie has an incredible body

by Anonymousreply 1406/23/2020

How is this news?? He’s practically plays rec league lol

by Anonymousreply 1506/23/2020

Darling, he has cum gutters. That's all we care about!

by Anonymousreply 1606/23/2020

Will he be taking all cummers and coming out as HIV+?

by Anonymousreply 1706/25/2020

R13, what a vile post. Smh

by Anonymousreply 1806/25/2020

[quote]Justin Fashanu did nothing illegal then since the age of consent there is 16 for both straight and gay. And diddling a kid while pushing 40, that should be his success story. [R12] shouldn't be such an old puritan fat fart.

The age of consent wasn't lowered to from 18 to 16 until 2001, 3 years after Fashanu's death. So *IF* he was having sex with 17 year olds, he *would* have been breaking the law.

Not only have I never heard of Thomas Beattie, I've never heard of the clubs he played for. From what I can tell he never played a professional competitive game in the England.

by Anonymousreply 1906/26/2020

He has almost exactly the same name of a straight trans man (aka lesbian) who give birth, Thomas Beatie.

by Anonymousreply 2006/26/2020

Rare event in the Beautiful Game! Recently as five years ago the F.A. had to cancel an LGB visibility campaign because not a single player would come forward and promote it. Statistically there are always at least 50 gay or bi players minimum in the League from the Premier down to Division 2, so why don’t we ever know who they are? It’s quite sad. Still better late than never, and hopefully Beattie bravely sticking his head over the parapet will encourage others.

Anyway I’m going to need my favourite footie podcasters, Carra & Nev, to do an hour on this bit of good news. Maybe they’ll come to a profound realisation....

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by Anonymousreply 2106/29/2020

[Quote] Beattie bravely sticking his head over the parapet will encourage others.

What? He's not a footballer anymore. He's an eligible bachelor in Singapore.

by Anonymousreply 2206/29/2020

R22 doesn’t understand footie culture. Once a player, always a player, even if you didn’t have any caps for your country.

Besides, as explained above you have to take what you can get in the most homophobic popular pro sport still going. There are more Out players in mens’ pro ice hockey, and that’s saying something.

by Anonymousreply 2306/29/2020

The poster wrote "over the parapet," which implies Beattie had something to lose. He's retired and he hasn't moved into punditry.

by Anonymousreply 2406/29/2020

Gayer than Paris in the spring!

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by Anonymousreply 2506/29/2020

I didn’t give a shit at first and then I scrolled and saw his shirtless pics and now I’m supportive and wish him the best dicks in life.

by Anonymousreply 2606/29/2020

The big questions remaining are 1. Which teammates or rivals did he fuck or mess around with when he was still actively playing?, and 2. Which more major players (I.e. higher than his division) either active or retired are gay to his knowledge?

It’s true that without the football angle he’s just another boring everyday gay man, and I don’t care in the least who he’s fucking now or what he’s doing with his life in obscurity. But the fact that he once was in those hallowed changing rooms and on those pitches with a working gaydar means he probably has valuable insider intel that he hasn’t given up yet. He should write a dirtsheet on a fanforum, or even a book. Given that he wasn’t ever called up to the Prem or the World Cup and he doesn’t hav friends in high places, what does he have to lose? (unless the F.A. put hits on people now...)

by Anonymousreply 2706/29/2020

What does he have to lose? If he threatens the work life of some very high earners, he could find himself stepping off a ledge like the working gal found in Eddie Murphy's passenger seat.

by Anonymousreply 2806/29/2020

^^it is a big money game of big money players, but I think only topflights like CR7-level are off-limits when it comes to dirt. Beattie could still anonymously go to a local rag with something on a substitute or a newer hire at one of the Top 4 clubs...that is if he even knows anything.

Of course this does bring ethics into question, and it really isn’t right to Out anyone. But then it’s not really right to get paid 200k or more a week and act as a role model to young kids while cowering in a closet all your life either, is it?

by Anonymousreply 2906/29/2020

What young kids are we talking about? Hetero young kids?

by Anonymousreply 3006/29/2020

^^any kids who happen to enjoy or follow football. What does it matter? You don’t want homophobes following the game whether they grow up gay or straight.

by Anonymousreply 3106/30/2020

Thomas Hitzlsperger did the same a few years back. He now directs Stuttgart’s squad, and used to midfield for Everton.

He tweeted about the Rainbow Laces equality campaign a little while ago.

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by Anonymousreply 3206/30/2020

I'm happy when anyone comes out as gay instead of coming out as LGBTQI+.

by Anonymousreply 3306/30/2020

Thomas Hitzlsperger is a cutie.

by Anonymousreply 3406/30/2020

We never got the bottom of the mystery of The Gay Footballer on Twitter, did we? He deleted and went back into the iron closet last year, and that was the last anyone heard.

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by Anonymousreply 3506/30/2020

Many of the younger new players in the emergent squads are more flexible with showing sides of them that aren’t stoical & masc, whether they are actually gay or not.

Some even go for demonstrative m/m affection and obvious flamboyance in style and manner. It’s quite nice, really - makes a change from the days of posturing with grunting nervy phobic laddiness.

But I wonder what the catalyst is? The organised acceptance campaigns of recent years by official organisations in football have failed horribly so I assume that’s not it. Perhaps it’s that Gen Z find LGBT trendy and appealing, so the current youth squads are all on board with seeming into same-sex as a way to attain popularity and get attention/fan support online.

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by Anonymousreply 36Last Thursday at 4:17 AM

OP, if he were fat, older with an average face, he should remain in a closet?

by Anonymousreply 37Last Thursday at 4:34 AM

So cute:

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by Anonymousreply 38Last Thursday at 5:22 AM

Hello:

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by Anonymousreply 39Last Thursday at 5:24 AM

This gives hope to all the str8 guys who want to be gay/bi/fluid- but despair of ever finding anything but sissies.

by Anonymousreply 40Last Thursday at 5:29 AM

The posed muscle shots are one thing, the reality is he looks like an abusive husband on a 6 week Hollyoaks.

The constant labelling him as a "professional" footballer does make me laugh though.

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by Anonymousreply 41Last Thursday at 7:09 AM

Education and acceptance around LGB (yep, deliberately truncating that acronym) in football is not taken nearly seriously enough. Youth squads have racism seminars in the changing rooms now, but little gayling players are expected to remain in the closet so as not to harm career prospects I.e. put off foreign investment. Interesting that there are so few gay Sunday leagues & teams when it’s be biggest most lucrative sport on the globe...

For that matter, womens’ football and resultant necessary active feminism is also swept under the rug in the industry; and by that I mean proper classical feminism that works to strengthen and protect real women straight or lesbian and their bodies, not neoliberal handmaidening.

Why is it that there is such loud noise and protest made about racial prejudice in the game, but none about gay rights? Why is it, one wonders, that non-white straight male players can walk off pitch or take a knee stopping a game in protest, attack or shame other players, sue or report their manager or club, wear incendiary paraphernalia and make political speeches without a dent in their salary or prospects; while gay male (white or otherwise) and female footballers must soldier on in silence just putting up with any discrimination as “all part of the game” if they ever want to play? Just putting it out there.

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by Anonymousreply 42Last Friday at 12:49 AM

[quote] looks like an abusive husband on a 6 week Hollyoaks.

💀💀😂😂😂

by Anonymousreply 43Last Friday at 6:25 AM

[Quote] The constant labelling him as a "professional" footballer does make me laugh though.

That's because lots of men play football at the amateur level.

by Anonymousreply 44Last Friday at 6:27 AM

A major reason that it’s so hard for anyone to come out of the closet in football is that entrenched sexual abuse has been a problem for a century but has only been broached as a subject in the last five years.

Hollyoaks did a storyline on it recently.

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by Anonymousreply 45Last Friday at 6:40 AM
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