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World Cup 2022 – England legend Gary Lineker hopes that a gay footballer will come out during the tournament in Qatar

English soccer idol Gary Lineker (61) is hoping for a gay player to come out during the World Cup in Qatar. “That would be fantastic,” said the 80-time international Mirror.

He knows “some” professionals from the Premier League who were “very close to an outing and have thought about it”. During the tournament in the desert emirate, this would have special appeal from his point of view.

Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar and can even be punished with imprisonment. However, the World Cup organizers have repeatedly emphasized that everyone is welcome at the tournament “without discrimination”.

So far, only a few professional footballers have come out as gay. This is due to the “fear of the unknown”, said Lineker: “Maybe they worry about what their teammates might think, although they probably already know it.”


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