Good for him!
He's cute, too
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Good for him!
He's cute, too
|by Anonymous||reply 127||Last Sunday at 5:19 PM|
Would it have killed you to provide a link, OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/17/2020|
He looks more rugby.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/17/2020|
Sorry, forgot the link
|by Anonymous||reply 3||10/17/2020|
[quote] Sorry, forgot the link
You should have forgotten the link; it's from Outsport.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/17/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 5||10/17/2020|
I'd hit that HARD
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/17/2020|
Love those soccer legs! ⚽
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/17/2020|
Sexy as fuck!
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/17/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 10||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 11||10/17/2020|
Agreed, liking dick is not like finding loose change in the sofa. I bet his browser history always knew he was gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/17/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 13||10/17/2020|
I discovered I was gay as my athletic career reached its end and with it any prospects for lucrative endorsements.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/17/2020|
He's a player-manager, though. And he admits he's not a talented player.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/17/2020|
Interview (off topic).
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 17||10/17/2020|
Meeting one person at 28 makes your realize you're gay? I don't buy it.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/17/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 19||10/17/2020|
The DL fallacy of composition takes over the thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/17/2020|
He felt cock up his ass and then he suddenly realized he was gay
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/17/2020|
R20 I don't understand what you mean by 'fallacy of composition'.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/17/2020|
R17 You type stupid frau, you fat cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 24||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 25||10/17/2020|
He looks like someone Marc Jacobs would date.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 27||10/17/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 28||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||10/17/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 30||10/17/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 31||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 32||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 33||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 34||10/17/2020|
So this guy is not famous? Hard pass
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/17/2020|
Or he knew he was gay all along, but didn't want to admit that he lied about it
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 37||10/17/2020|
[Quote] I have a quite limited array of what I find sexually compelling.
You ain't special, bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/17/2020|
Is he related to me?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/17/2020|
No, but he IS related to Morten Harket.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 41||10/17/2020|
R38 You sound lovely too. Why so many angry cunts stinking up this thread?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/17/2020|
That's a DL meme (The "Would it have killed you, OP" troll).
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/17/2020|
R37, calm down. I forgot the link but posted it at r3.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/17/2020|
[Quote] calm down.
That poster is calm, and merely trying to be funny, bless his heart.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10/17/2020|
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".
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 47||10/17/2020|
I think it plays best when never used at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/17/2020|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||10/17/2020|
You realize we're critiquing a coming out statement that has come to us through the media?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 51||10/17/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 52||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 53||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 54||10/17/2020|
^^ too readily
|by Anonymous||reply 55||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 56||10/17/2020|
[Quote] We talk to readily
Is readily like Siri?
|by Anonymous||reply 57||10/17/2020|
R57 See 55. Beat you to the "oh my"
|by Anonymous||reply 58||10/17/2020|
He's 31, which is almost 35, which is half of the Biblical 'three-score-and-ten', which is middle-aged.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 60||10/17/2020|
The irony of you tarring others with one brush...
|by Anonymous||reply 61||10/17/2020|
This soccer player didn't.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||10/17/2020|
Better late than never. None of the grammarians caught my omission of the word NOT, in R51. Someone's slipping.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||10/17/2020|
Were not slipping , R63. We just gave up at the word "dig".
|by Anonymous||reply 64||10/17/2020|
[quote]No, but he IS related to Morten Harket.
Oh, the ignorance! The name is Meghan Markle.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||10/17/2020|
He's quite the sexy boy, he is. Looks very intense.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 67||10/17/2020|
He says he's prone to anger. I wonder how that is manifested?
And I wonder if he's intimate with Keegan Hirst
|by Anonymous||reply 68||10/17/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 69||10/17/2020|
I hope Matt releases pictures like Keegan—
|by Anonymous||reply 70||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 71||10/17/2020|
Words have power.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 73||10/17/2020|
Does big Matt have a boyfriend?
|by Anonymous||reply 74||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 75||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 76||10/17/2020|
Please forgive us, R76, we are being frivolous.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||10/17/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 78||10/17/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 79||10/17/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 80||10/17/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 81||10/17/2020|
R76 Can you dig it?
|by Anonymous||reply 82||10/17/2020|
His nose has been damaged in the scrum.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||10/17/2020|
Somewhere, Carra & Neville are swearing nervously.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||10/17/2020|
with me when an active NFL player comes out. Nothing to see here folks move along.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 86||10/17/2020|
The fact that his IG handle is "themattmorton" tells you all you need to know. He's looking to become a personality.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||10/17/2020|
All your lofty language only to end your post with "cunt."
|by Anonymous||reply 88||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 89||10/17/2020|
[Quote] Learn to play nice with others FFS!
On a site for pointless bitchery?
|by Anonymous||reply 90||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 91||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 92||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 93||10/17/2020|
At least Ben has a leaked JO tape.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||10/17/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 95||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 96||10/17/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 97||10/17/2020|
R97 An excellent one in fact. She isn't that sort.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||10/17/2020|
R85, I guess everyone who's not in the NFL should stay in the closet *rolls eyes*
|by Anonymous||reply 99||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 100||10/17/2020|
[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 Anonymous||reply 101||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 102||10/17/2020|
So you're no less hack in your takedowns than the ones you rail against...
|by Anonymous||reply 103||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 104||10/17/2020|
R103 Let it go... Don't perpetuate negativity please, and enough "following" me. Have a good evening.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||10/17/2020|
Find another forum. You'll be happier.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||10/17/2020|
[Quote] My theory is that once you've had cock- you can't go bock.
Stop trying to make bock happen.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||10/17/2020|
R106 No, sorry, you don't get to do that. Staying here, and once again, goodnight Irene.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||10/17/2020|
[Quote] No, sorry, you don't get to do that.
You're not sorry. And don't call me Shirley.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||10/17/2020|
I can smell the smegma from here.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 111||10/17/2020|
[Quote] goodbye for good Irene.
That is camptastic! Kudos.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||10/17/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 113||10/17/2020|
Time for your meds and beddy-bye Irene.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||10/17/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 115||10/17/2020|
He's not Christiano Ronaldo and he didn't come out until he was 30. He is a coward and a nobody.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||10/17/2020|
But I am COVID free! (I think.)
|by Anonymous||reply 117||10/17/2020|
The original is always better.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||10/17/2020|
Is he a top or a bottom? Involvement in team sports implies top, but the duckface selfies don't.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||10/17/2020|
R119 Collective DL opinion would more than likely argue versatile, as allegedly younger gay men are.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||10/17/2020|
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 Anonymous||reply 121||10/17/2020|
[quote] Involvement in team sports implies top, but the duckface selfies don't.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||Last Sunday at 7:58 AM|
He's one of the hottest out rugby players. I'll take him.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||Last Sunday at 9:13 AM|
Rugby? He plays soccer.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||Last Sunday at 10:25 AM|
Americans call all European ball players "rugby" players.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||Last Sunday at 11:21 AM|
Sorry, meant buggry. :)
|by Anonymous||reply 126||Last 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.
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