Neil Francis sorry for comments on gay people in sports

Former Ireland rugby international Neil Francis has apologised for suggesting that gay people do not have an interest in sport and that the professional sporting environment is not something in which gay people are interested.


Neil Francis: Gay people not interested in sports

However in an interview with Matt Cooper on Today FM this evening, Francis apologises “profusely and unreservedly” and admitted that he had made an error of judgement in the way in which he expressed himself.

“When I got home I had a listen to the interview again and I must say it didn’t sound like me at all. I realised that I was in a field of landmines and I stood on one or two,” he said.