Miedema: Male player needs to come out for the game to accept gay footballers

Published on February 6, 2020 - Duration: 02:00s

Miedema: Male player needs to come out for the game to accept gay footballers

Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema believes it may take an elite men's player to come out as gay for football to accept homosexuality.

While several current top female players are openly gay, there has still yet to be a high-profile equivalent among their male counterparts.

Megan Rapinoe, a World Cup winner with the United States who was named Ballon D'Or Feminin winner in 2019, is an LGBTQ activist and Miedema is in a relationship with Arsenal team-mate Lisa Evans.

But, while the likes of former Aston Villa and Germany midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger announced he was gay following his retirement, the Premier League is still yet to see an active player do so.

Advertisement

You are here


💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Vivianne Miedema

Dutch footballer
Vivianne Miedema becomes the Women's Super League's record goalscorer as leaders Arsenal thrash Tottenham.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 day ago


Arsenal F.C.

Association football club based in Islington, London, England
Raheem Sterling scores the winner as Manchester City edge past Arsenal to climb up to 10th in the Premier League.
Credit: BBC News - Published 2 days ago

Raheem Sterling scores the winner as Manchester City edge past Arsenal to climb up to 10th in the Premier League.
Credit: BBC News - Published 2 days ago

Ozil has two months to prove himself at Arsenal, Watford reject Palace's £26m Sarr bid, Barca players reject pay cut proposal, plus more.
Credit: BBC News - Published 2 days ago


FIFA World Cup

Association football competition for men's national teams
England's World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan gets the better of Trevor Bayliss - who coached them to that success - after a super over in the Indian Premier..
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 day ago

Qatar will host the postponed Asian Champions League final after staging the knockout rounds as a competition hub during the coronavirus pandemic. The Asian..
3 days ago • WorldNews
Neymar overtook Ronaldo and moved into second place behind Pele on Brazil's all-time goalscoring list after notching a hat-trick in a 4-2 victory over Peru on..
5 days ago • WorldNews
Neymar hits a hat-trick in Brazil's 4-2 win over Peru in their 2022 World Cup qualifier to go behind Pele as Brazil's second all-time leading goalscorer.
Credit: BBC News - Published 5 days ago

Kevin de Bruyne says England should be contenders at next year's European Championships and the 2022 World Cup.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago


Aston Villa F.C.

Association football club in England
Project Big Picture plan is "highly unlikely to get traction within the Premier League," says Aston Villa chief executive Christian Purslow.
Credit: BBC News - Published 5 days ago

Project Big Picture plan is "highly unlikely to get traction within the Premier League," says Aston Villa chief executive Christian Purslow.
Credit: BBC News - Published 5 days ago


Germany

Country in Central Europe
Public buildings receive €500m of German state cash to improve ventilation systems.
Credit: BBC News - Published 4 hours ago

A German court has ruled that a Muslim doctor should not be granted citizenship after he refused to shake hands with the woman presenting him with his..
22 hours ago • New Zealand Herald

Premier League

Association football league in England
Wasps' participation in Saturday's Premiership final is in doubt after four more players test positive for Covid-19.
Credit: BBC News - Published 3 hours ago

Wolves winger Adama Traore is close to agreeing a new long-term contract with the Premier League club.
Credit: BBC News - Published 6 hours ago

Choose from our selection of the most head-shaking moments from an exhilarating start to the Premier League season.
Credit: BBC News - Published 9 hours ago

Choose from our selection of the most head-shaking moments from an exhilarating start to the Premier League season.
Credit: BBC News - Published 9 hours ago

How big a blow will centre-back Virgil van Dijk's injury absence be for defending Premier League champions Liverpool?
Credit: BBC News - Published 20 hours ago

Related videos from verified sources

Justin Fashanu, England’s First Openly Gay Footballer, Honoured In Hall Of Fame 01:06
Video credit: HuffPost UK STUDIO - Published on February 19, 2020 

You might like