He had always thought he had his gay life and his football life — and the two could never meet. Inex-Premiership footballer Paul Elliot estimated that at least a dozen Premiership footballers were gay but were afraid to "come out" for fear of a negative reaction. Some, such as Peter Clayton, who chairs the FA's "Homophobia in Football" working group have argued that clubs prevent players from " coming out " as footballers have an increasing commercial market value which may be damaged. It is an accusation that Danny Lynch, anti-discrimination spokesman at the FA, rejects. Fowler, who has publicly apologised to Le Saux, stated earlier this year that a Premier League star would not have a problem if they came out. Lily Parr.
He had always thought he had his gay life and his football life — and the two could never meet.
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