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Gareth Thomas abused by league fans

Sun 2 May 2010 In: International News View at Wayback

Welsh rugby league great Gareth Thomas has spoken out about his hurt at being subjected to homophobic abuse from fans of an opposition team. Gareth Thomas Thomas last year became the first professional British rugby player to come out. He has since started playing rugby league for the Crusaders. The former British Lions and Wales captain has revealed he faced anti-gay abuse from Castleford Tigers fans during a Super League match last month. Thomas has told the Daily Mail, "I could hear some chants from a small section of the crowd. It wasn't very nice and I was pretty hurt by what I could hear. I'm only human." "The RFL have taken action against Castleford over their fans and I've been told there were people in the crowd telling those chanting to shut up."    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Sunday, 2nd May 2010 - 4:43pm

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