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British soccer player Matt Morton comes out

Good for him!

He's cute, too

by Anonymousreply 127Last Sunday at 5:19 PM

Would it have killed you to provide a link, OP?

by Anonymousreply 110/17/2020

He looks more rugby.

by Anonymousreply 210/17/2020

Sorry, forgot the link

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by Anonymousreply 310/17/2020

[quote] Sorry, forgot the link

You should have forgotten the link; it's from Outsport.

by Anonymousreply 410/17/2020

Oi mate!

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by Anonymousreply 510/17/2020

I'd hit that HARD

by Anonymousreply 610/17/2020

Love those soccer legs! ⚽

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by Anonymousreply 710/17/2020

Sexy as fuck!

by Anonymousreply 810/17/2020

Woof.

by Anonymousreply 910/17/2020

Thetford Town!!! Which division are they in???? His coming out means nothing since he is not a bloody Premier League player!!! MEH! Not even in a league club, he could have been a lorry driver in East Anglia.

by Anonymousreply 1010/17/2020

I'm skeptical about the "discovered I was gay at 28/29" narrative. I expect a publicist crafted it to account for the dating women throughout his twenties, to ward off accusations that he was "using women" as beards.

by Anonymousreply 1110/17/2020

Agreed, liking dick is not like finding loose change in the sofa. I bet his browser history always knew he was gay.

by Anonymousreply 1210/17/2020

[Quote] Morton says he had no inkling either until he met someone in January 2018 and found himself inexplicably attracted. "It felt very surreal to me, but at the same time it felt very natural," he says. His relationships with women throughout his 20s had been entirely unremarkable but he had never questioned his sexuality before.

by Anonymousreply 1310/17/2020

I discovered I was gay as my athletic career reached its end and with it any prospects for lucrative endorsements.

by Anonymousreply 1410/17/2020

He's a player-manager, though. And he admits he's not a talented player.

by Anonymousreply 1510/17/2020

Interview (off topic).

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by Anonymousreply 1610/17/2020

The skeptics on this site annoy the heck out of me. People have their own journey to coming out and it’s different for everyone of us. Be happy for the guy, and think of those closeted guys that will be inspired by him to come out.

by Anonymousreply 1710/17/2020

Meeting one person at 28 makes your realize you're gay? I don't buy it.

by Anonymousreply 1810/17/2020

*you

by Anonymousreply 1910/17/2020

The DL fallacy of composition takes over the thread.

by Anonymousreply 2010/17/2020

He felt cock up his ass and then he suddenly realized he was gay

by Anonymousreply 2110/17/2020

R20 I don't understand what you mean by 'fallacy of composition'.

by Anonymousreply 2210/17/2020

R17 You type stupid frau, you fat cunt.

by Anonymousreply 2310/17/2020

R11/R17/R18 I had a boyfriend in my late twenties who was thirty-two, and he had never been with another bloke, or thought about it much. He was very attractive to me, yet would qualify as a nerd with a hot body.

He had girls up until we met. He said he became aware of a slight attraction to a select few men after university. He said he never thought he was gay, just that he had a certain appreciation for some men. He was very nonchalant about the whole thing.

We all have different internal dialogue going on in our heads. No one should expect everyone to perceive such things all the same.

After nearly four years, my ex went on to date a woman, then another bloke a few years after that. I think he's bisexual, but same late bloomer thing.

by Anonymousreply 2410/17/2020

Bisexual makes sense, because some people can be mostly gay or straight with a side of the opposite attraction (hence bisexual). It's the flipping completely to the other side that makes no sense. You found those women attractive or you didn't.

by Anonymousreply 2510/17/2020

He looks like someone Marc Jacobs would date.

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by Anonymousreply 2610/17/2020

R25 I think many aren't as cerebral in explaining their attractions. I also believe most bisexuals prefer one sex over the other, based on those I've known. If he had only fleeting thoughts on the matter, and doesn't find many blokes attractive, I could see having had no experience as part of the puzzle. I think the phrase "He hasn't met the right bloke yet"sort of fits here. He may have found those women attractive at the time, but nothing to compare them to until now.

I think many gay and bisexual men often come to realise their orientation after a close connection or seemingly innocent crush at first. It's how I realised I was gay after falling in love with my best mate at thirteen. Not everyone has the gift of knowing himself or herself well.

Whatever the reason, I'm glad to have him on our team, rather than being cynical and judgmental of him.

by Anonymousreply 2710/17/2020

[Quote] If he had only fleeting thoughts on the matter, and doesn't find many blokes attractive, I could see having had no experience as part of the puzzle.

In the world we live in, same sex thoughts about men wouldn't be fleeting, they would freak a "straight" man the fuck out.

by Anonymousreply 2810/17/2020

I'll also posit the question if it happens with women who realise they're more fulfilled by a woman, why can't it be so for a bloke? Unusual perhaps to most of us, but entirely plausible in my view.

R28 I don't think that's necessarily true for all men. That's a generalisation in my estimation. British men are different to American men anyhow. There's more intimacy and physical closeness amongst athletes to be certain. I played Rugby, and coached, and there's a tonne of homoerotic and sensual shit that goes down that wouldn't play well with the Americans. I think American men are more reserved, so as not to appear "gay".

by Anonymousreply 2910/17/2020

[Quote] I'll also posit the question if it happens with women who realise they're more fulfilled by a woman, why can't it be so for a bloke? Unusual perhaps to most of us, but entirely plausible in my view.

Men are more visual.

by Anonymousreply 3010/17/2020

[Quote] I played Rugby, and coached, and there's a tonne of homoerotic and sensual shit that goes down

All the more reason for discovering you like men early on...

by Anonymousreply 3110/17/2020

R28 If you were straight. If you were gay or bisexual and unsure you wouldn't have other "straight" men's minds to compare to your own. I didn't "come out" until I was 26. I liked women, lived in a romantic relationship with a woman, and figured all guys admired other guys the way I did, they just didn't talk about it.

by Anonymousreply 3210/17/2020

He's at pains to point out that his father is not homophobic, but a la Cher, didn't want his offspring to be gay... Matt said that he felt like he disappointed his father. Morton also mentions that he's prone to anger... I think there's a lot of denial that's been going on with Mr. Morton and that it's been going on for decades.

by Anonymousreply 3310/17/2020

R30 Again, more generalisations. I happen to be one of those gay men who isn't attracted to most other men. I have a quite limited array of what I find sexually compelling. We're not all the same.

R32 Thanks for sharing that. That was how my ex thought, or assumed everything was a bit sexual for most, but that didn't necessarily imply you were gay.

R31 I knew I had romantic mad love for my mate at thirteen; I wasn't playing rugby then. I hadn't thought of any other lads at the time like that, though I was developed physically, was in an early puberty. It was the romantic feelings towards him first, over any sex.

by Anonymousreply 3410/17/2020

So this guy is not famous? Hard pass

by Anonymousreply 3510/17/2020

Or he knew he was gay all along, but didn't want to admit that he lied about it

by Anonymousreply 3610/17/2020

Would it have killed you to have posted a picture OP? Would it? Would it really have been that hard to think of others for a moment and post a picture so that others would know who the fuck you’re talking about instead of being an asshole and just squealing like a girl, “oh he’s gay!” And not even think that not everyone knows who you’re talking about. You’re an asshole OP. A real smelly asshole.

by Anonymousreply 3710/17/2020

[Quote] I have a quite limited array of what I find sexually compelling.

You ain't special, bitch.

by Anonymousreply 3810/17/2020

Is he related to me?

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by Anonymousreply 3910/17/2020

No, but he IS related to Morten Harket.

by Anonymousreply 4010/17/2020

R37 He DID apologise, and explained he had forgotten. Then he made the link@ R3. It's cocktail hour; go fix yourself a drink.

by Anonymousreply 4110/17/2020

R38 You sound lovely too. Why so many angry cunts stinking up this thread?

by Anonymousreply 4210/17/2020

That's a DL meme (The "Would it have killed you, OP" troll).

by Anonymousreply 4310/17/2020

R37, calm down. I forgot the link but posted it at r3.

by Anonymousreply 4410/17/2020

[Quote] calm down.

That poster is calm, and merely trying to be funny, bless his heart.

by Anonymousreply 4510/17/2020

OLD NEWS!

Good for him and I'm sure it is challenging stereotypes locally but the headline would be more truthful if it said "Amateur sports person comes out".

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by Anonymousreply 4610/17/2020

I think that DL meme plays well only when it's apparent there isn't any link... not 37 replies after the correction. For whatever that's worth.

by Anonymousreply 4710/17/2020

I think it plays best when never used at all.

by Anonymousreply 4810/17/2020

Let me get this straight (figuratively, not sexually), so to the non-gay community the message is, accept us because humanity is a kaleidoscope; appreciate the differences each being brings. But within this community, we are all the same, and have had the exact same experience? Give me a break.

Everyone, everyone has a different journey. Welcome, Matt.

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by Anonymousreply 4910/17/2020

You realize we're critiquing a coming out statement that has come to us through the media?

by Anonymousreply 5010/17/2020

R49 Brilliant post. I dig the picture as well. I think the sentiments here are indicative of a much greater problem for humanity. Increasingly common, it would appear that if someone is exactly like us, we have no respect, or sympathy for their experiences, their values, their thoughts, or their ideas.

Everyone wants to pounce on anyone different, and incapable of giving the benefit of the doubt.

by Anonymousreply 5110/17/2020

He's beautiful

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by Anonymousreply 5210/17/2020

I don't trust 'Outsports' as a news source.

It's biased, it exaggerates and I vaguely half-remember some Woke-Crime it committed a while back.

by Anonymousreply 5310/17/2020

R49 R51 Yep, it's a central problem. Lack of empathy. My own mind, my own opinion, my own experience must be exactly what you have too. We talk to readily and are unable to listen.

by Anonymousreply 5410/17/2020

^^ too readily

by Anonymousreply 5510/17/2020

C'mon now. That Keegan Hirst guy came out in the newspapers and then went on a reality TV dating show when he already a boyfriend. Morton came out on his own social media last year. Someone in the media has put stars in his eyes, just like Hirst.

by Anonymousreply 5610/17/2020

[Quote] We talk to readily

Is readily like Siri?

by Anonymousreply 5710/17/2020

R57 See 55. Beat you to the "oh my"

by Anonymousreply 5810/17/2020

He's 31, which is almost 35, which is half of the Biblical 'three-score-and-ten', which is middle-aged.

by Anonymousreply 5910/17/2020

R54 Cheers. Utter dearth of civilised debate as well. If someone agrees with another on even 97.9% of issues, that little difference of opinion oft ends with a scorched earth policy, and disrespectful comments.

It's certainly not just here, but everywhere: divisiveness , anger, and undermining others' dignity.

by Anonymousreply 6010/17/2020

The irony of you tarring others with one brush...

by Anonymousreply 6110/17/2020

This soccer player didn't.

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by Anonymousreply 6210/17/2020

Better late than never. None of the grammarians caught my omission of the word NOT, in R51. Someone's slipping.

by Anonymousreply 6310/17/2020

Were not slipping , R63. We just gave up at the word "dig".

by Anonymousreply 6410/17/2020

[quote]No, but he IS related to Morten Harket.

Oh, the ignorance! The name is Meghan Markle.

by Anonymousreply 6510/17/2020

He's quite the sexy boy, he is. Looks very intense.

by Anonymousreply 6610/17/2020

One aspect of Morton's own words that I can specifically relate to is how he said it felt "natural". Despite my own experiences with women, just to "try" it, so to speak, that is exactly how I felt. It's not that my experimenting was not pleasant, but in contrast, being with a man feels utterly natural to me, whereas being with a woman did not feel that way. Make no mistake, I adore women, find them beautiful and attractive, but it isn't natural for me to have sex with them.

Maybe an analogy to trying new foods is relevant here. Some may be open minded, and adventuresome, but until they try it, they're not entirely sure of the outcome of their experience. I think if we speak of a metaphorical buffet table of sexual acts, some may get it. Even within the same orientation, we all aren't down with the same dishes, or acts.

by Anonymousreply 6710/17/2020

He says he's prone to anger. I wonder how that is manifested?

And I wonder if he's intimate with Keegan Hirst

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by Anonymousreply 6810/17/2020

[Quote] Maybe an analogy to trying new foods is relevant here. Some may be open minded, and adventuresome, but until they try it, they're not entirely sure of the outcome of their experience. I think if we speak of a metaphorical buffet table of sexual acts, some may get it. Even within the same orientation, we all aren't down with the same dishes, or acts.

We're often attracted to food by sight and/or smell, though...

by Anonymousreply 6910/17/2020

I hope Matt releases pictures like Keegan—

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by Anonymousreply 7010/17/2020

R64 Thanks for proving that earlier point of dismissing people for petty differences, failing to listen, or not willing to hear someone's truth due to their language being different to their own. You really are a stellar example of not being capable of celebrating others' differences, even in colloquial terms. Too judgemental to even ignore that word, for some reason.

by Anonymousreply 7110/17/2020

Words have power.

by Anonymousreply 7210/17/2020

R69 That may very well be true to a point, but I love Indian food, and much of it isn't much to look at! I like stinky cheeses like Chaum as well, and that stuff doesn't smell like anything anyone ought to be eating!

I bet his boyfriend smells fine BTW.

by Anonymousreply 7310/17/2020

Does big Matt have a boyfriend?

by Anonymousreply 7410/17/2020

He is sexy. Any of you on here ever had him? If so spill the beans. I’m sure it’s a nice hot dog.

by Anonymousreply 7510/17/2020

R71/R72 I like "dig" and other 70s slang. It's my voice. I was born in the sixties. Sorry you seem so hung up on that. My voice and my own choice of words have power. There's too much to do with others trying to feel superior here. I find most Americans choose odd ways of expressing themselves. I don't go on about it in these threads however.

by Anonymousreply 7610/17/2020

Please forgive us, R76, we are being frivolous.

by Anonymousreply 7710/17/2020

[Quote] I like "dig" and other 70s slang. It's my voice. I was born in the sixties.

[Quote] I find most Americans choose odd ways of expressing themselves.

You sound defensive AND judgmental yourself. Spare us your "What's wrong with the world..." diatribes. It's very "Get off my lawn!," ya dig?

by Anonymousreply 7810/17/2020

R77 👍🤓

by Anonymousreply 7910/17/2020

Serving douchebro.

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by Anonymousreply 8010/17/2020

5'6"?

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by Anonymousreply 8110/17/2020

R76 Can you dig it?

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by Anonymousreply 8210/17/2020

His nose has been damaged in the scrum.

by Anonymousreply 8310/17/2020

Somewhere, Carra & Neville are swearing nervously.

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by Anonymousreply 8410/17/2020

with me when an active NFL player comes out. Nothing to see here folks move along.

by Anonymousreply 8510/17/2020

R78 I'm defending and celebrating a fellow gay man, and an athlete's coming out story. Nothing shabby or disrespectful about that. I stand in solidarity with all athletes who are brave enough to live openly, and share their experiences. They're much needed for our youth, and other gay blokes who are in the closet.

I'm not inordinately defensive for replying to the complaints about my using slang. You come off as yet ANOTHER petty, sour cunt.

by Anonymousreply 8610/17/2020

The fact that his IG handle is "themattmorton" tells you all you need to know. He's looking to become a personality.

by Anonymousreply 8710/17/2020

All your lofty language only to end your post with "cunt."

by Anonymousreply 8810/17/2020

R88 Why get hung up on the language so much? If you talk like a cunt, you get called a cunt every now and again. You dig? Learn to play nice with others FFS! I never insulted anyone until you cunts started your picky petty crap. You just wanted to drag this bloke, for no good reason, and expected the proverbial echo chamber again, so typical here. Give the man a break, as well as others who speak differently.

by Anonymousreply 8910/17/2020

[Quote] Learn to play nice with others FFS!

On a site for pointless bitchery?

by Anonymousreply 9010/17/2020

R90 I sure hope you contributed something positive to this thread, however since you didn't sign your posts, I can't be sure of that. I'd like to give you the benefit of doubt however. I'm not much for the pointless bitchery. Highly overrated in the absence of wit. I thought this would be a more positive thread going in.

That's another difference we have as gay men, not all of us see the virtue or value in bitchiness. I accept that in female dogs and cats in heat, and from sassy drag queens. It simply doesn't fit most grown gay men however.

by Anonymousreply 9110/17/2020

This site revels in bitchery. Why would click on any thread here hoping for the opposite? Your best bet is probably the pet threads.

by Anonymousreply 9210/17/2020

The bitches here should hold fire until Matt gets it together and gets his PA and his PR to manufacture some slutty visuals and appearances in gay media in order to win our approval.

At least it would be more honest than that prick-teasing merchandiser Ben Cohen.

by Anonymousreply 9310/17/2020

At least Ben has a leaked JO tape.

by Anonymousreply 9410/17/2020

He's cute.

by Anonymousreply 9510/17/2020

R92 Thanks for the advice; I do enjoy the animal threads very much. I try to be a kind and understanding man. I don't believe that's at all popular here for a minute. Bitchiness maybe one thing, but the instant a poster defends himself (such as myself here) within reason, and then an onslaught of ad hominems come my way, I only see bullies. They can dish it out at the most gentle posters who simply disagree, but the minute that beleaguered poster defends himself, all hell seems to break loose.

Whatever happened to "touché", or "you really have me by the balls there", or just "we'll agree to disagree"? Some may argue being nice may be a cliché or overrated, but the bitchiness often isn't played out fairly. When one bests another, either in logic, or a witty retort, sometimes that instigator must move on, whether he acknowledges defeat or not. That never fucking happens here. It's tedious how so many gay blokes have modelled their ascerbic personalities, and style of debate on vile, bitchy old women. You can be a very effective cunt without becoming a stereotype of a nasty bitchy, -insert noun here of your choice-.

by Anonymousreply 9610/17/2020

[Quote] It's tedious how so many gay blokes have modelled their ascerbic personalities, and style of debate on vile, bitchy old women.

Do you have a good relationship with your mother?

by Anonymousreply 9710/17/2020

R97 An excellent one in fact. She isn't that sort.

by Anonymousreply 9810/17/2020

R85, I guess everyone who's not in the NFL should stay in the closet *rolls eyes*

by Anonymousreply 9910/17/2020

R97 Most of my best mates happen to be women, lesbians, and straight men. I suppose I never really enjoyed the company of gay men who are insecure, hostile, and bitchy. I strive to be positive, and a gentleman. Much of what passes here as humour, or wit is far from it.

The most insecure people are those who are perpetually expending energy in tearing others down; whether that's with petty criticism that's over the top and superficial, or the incessant trolling after a difference of opinion.

by Anonymousreply 10010/17/2020

[Quote] I never really enjoyed the company of gay men who are insecure, hostile, and bitchy.

And you typify those attributes as those of "old women"?

by Anonymousreply 10110/17/2020

R101 The nagging, constant criticism, and the holding of grudges which leads to trolling? Yes, yes I do. I think many on this forum think the Housewives of Bravo, and other feckless, vapid bitchy women are their role models, and the epitome of being cool and funny.

I don't believe all gay are like this, but they're in the majority here. Just read some of the threads on tragic mums, and you can understand they've modelled them.

by Anonymousreply 10210/17/2020

So you're no less hack in your takedowns than the ones you rail against...

by Anonymousreply 10310/17/2020

My theory is that once you've had cock- you can't go bock.

But if these newbies think they're going to have the same kind of monogamous, steady relationships they had with women, they have another think coming.

by Anonymousreply 10410/17/2020

R103 Let it go... Don't perpetuate negativity please, and enough "following" me. Have a good evening.

by Anonymousreply 10510/17/2020

r105

Find another forum. You'll be happier.

by Anonymousreply 10610/17/2020

[Quote] My theory is that once you've had cock- you can't go bock.

Stop trying to make bock happen.

by Anonymousreply 10710/17/2020

R106 No, sorry, you don't get to do that. Staying here, and once again, goodnight Irene.

by Anonymousreply 10810/17/2020

[Quote] No, sorry, you don't get to do that.

You're not sorry. And don't call me Shirley.

by Anonymousreply 10910/17/2020

I can smell the smegma from here.

by Anonymousreply 11010/17/2020

Wow Irene's been busy:18 trolling comments after my posts here. This is EXACTLY what I'm talikng about. Thanfully there is the cunt control feature. Good evening wasn't good enough apparently, so goodbye for good Irene. Have a nice fulfilling life you silly fuck!

by Anonymousreply 11110/17/2020

[Quote] goodbye for good Irene.

That is camptastic! Kudos.

by Anonymousreply 11210/17/2020

Cheers R112

by Anonymousreply 11310/17/2020

Time for your meds and beddy-bye Irene.

by Anonymousreply 11410/17/2020

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by Anonymousreply 11510/17/2020

He's not Christiano Ronaldo and he didn't come out until he was 30. He is a coward and a nobody.

by Anonymousreply 11610/17/2020

But I am COVID free! (I think.)

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by Anonymousreply 11710/17/2020

The original is always better.

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by Anonymousreply 11810/17/2020

Is he a top or a bottom? Involvement in team sports implies top, but the duckface selfies don't.

by Anonymousreply 11910/17/2020

R119 Collective DL opinion would more than likely argue versatile, as allegedly younger gay men are.

by Anonymousreply 12010/17/2020

R119 -- Is there some unwritten requirement that this be public information? Is there a standard format to include that info in press releases? Can you post your prior public announcement on this topic for everyone's future guidance? Jeez...

by Anonymousreply 12110/17/2020

[quote] Involvement in team sports implies top, but the duckface selfies don't.

Funny.

by Anonymousreply 122Last Sunday at 7:58 AM

He's one of the hottest out rugby players. I'll take him.

by Anonymousreply 123Last Sunday at 9:13 AM

Rugby? He plays soccer.

by Anonymousreply 124Last Sunday at 10:25 AM

Americans call all European ball players "rugby" players.

by Anonymousreply 125Last Sunday at 11:21 AM

Sorry, meant buggry. :)

by Anonymousreply 126Last Sunday at 2:23 PM

R126 I wonder if this solid, muscled man does do buggery?

A lot of men don't do buggery, you know.

by Anonymousreply 127Last Sunday at 5:19 PM
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