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Premier League footballer posts blistering response to claim he is gay

Michy Batshuayi faced the rumor head on

Premier League footballer posts blistering response to claim he is gay
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Chelsea footballer Michy Batshuayi has taken to Twitter to deny rumors he is about to become the UK’s first professional gay football player.

The 24-year-old was responding to a tweet from a fan site which read: ‘Michy Batshuayi set to become the first openly gay footballer in the premier league after coming out to teammates,’ along with a rainbow flag emoji.

‘Bro even your mother knows thats false’

The striker, from Belgium, came back with a shady response. ‘bro even your mother knows thats false,’ along with some crying laughter emojis.

 

That settles that then!

The tweet attracted almost 1,800 comments, 87,000 retweets and 149,000 likes on the site. Batshuayi has 1.2m Twitter followers.

There are currently no openly LGBTI footballers in the Premiership. However, earlier this year Ryan Atkin comes out as the first openly gay professional football referee in the UK.

Atkin credited campaigns for LGBTI rights in recent years as having helped to change the atmosphere for LGBTI people.

He told Sky News: ‘The Rainbow Laces campaign has been hugely important. […] There is a growing number of club LGBT fan groups, and major sports brands such as adidas and Nike are helping to deliver the same message to wider audiences across the globe.

‘I’d now like to see more players and referees helping to promote inclusion.’


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