Outspoken Aussie Football League, (AFL), player Jason Akermanis seems to be homophobic - urging gay players to stay in the closet because the game isn't ready for "them".
The Aussie Rules star says it would be unsafe and it could make other players uncomfortable, since they think homosexuals suffer from some kind of disease. Methinks the lady doth protest too much!
Apparently, the media is playing its role in a "gay hunting" exercise and is trying to get players to "come out"; Jason believes he's not sure that's very safe and healthy for the competition.
Well there is that old saying, Jason, what you do in your private life is your business. Do "they", (gay Aussie AFL Players), have some kind of disease if they're gay?
Jason says at his workplace, you're able to see 20 men nude all the time if you wanted to. Oh yummy! He thinks when you're slapping blokes on the bum and just having a bit of fun, for gays, it would be a turn on! Well hello...
In March, Collingwood club president Eddie McGuire said he has shared a wink and a nod with a few gay men inside the AFL.
He said that he's decided to keep their sexuality a secret. He has used a 'seventh sense' and says had his suspicions and there are a couple he's known. Ed says they've nodded to me and I've winked to them, but they didn't want to take that next step in making it public.
In 1995, rugby league star Ian Roberts announced he was gay and Olympic gold medallist, Matthew Mitcham, was the only athlete at the Beijing Games to be openly gay.