Liam Davis: ‘If you live in the real world being gay is not an issue’

Gainsborough Trinity fans have said football needs to move with the times and accept homosexuality.

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The Blues faithful were reacting after one of their own players talked about life as gay footballer.

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Liam Davis, 23, opened his heart about continuing to play in the game he loves since coming out in 2009. It is an issue which has captivated the media and saw Davis’s story go global, with his quotes appearing in national newspapers, internet blogs and columns across the world.

However, on a grey Saturday afternoon at the Northolme, the fans’ only concern was making sure they beat fellow Skrill North strugglers Workington.

Davis’s sexuality is not an issue to them. For some, the talk of it only underlines how football needs a reality check.


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