Openly gay soccer player Phuti Lekoloane says SA is not ready to embrace gay community

“I have lost everything that I have dreamed of.”

27.2.2020

“I have lost everything that I have dreamed of.”

Lekoloane says the game is not ready to embrace the homosexual community

'If you come out, you have a lot to lose. I have lost everything that I have dreamed of,' says Phuti LekoloaneSA's first openly gay soccer player, Phuti Lekoloane, says the game is not ready to embrace the homosexual community.Lekoloane told TimesLIVE he was once rejected by a team in the national first division because of his sexual orientation.

“I have lost everything that I have dreamed of,” he said.The goalkeeper, who plays for Makapanstad RFC in the ABC Motsepe League, said: “My sexuality has robbed me of my career.He said he became the sacrificial lamb, even though there are others in football who are gay. They, however, remain in the closet for fear of victimisation.

Lekoloane is using his foundation to dispel stereotypes about the LGBTQ+ community and hopes to usher in the winds of change by hosting The Legacy Games, which will be staged over two weekends at Mayibuye Sports Ground in Midrand.“There is not much (said) about gays in football because of the stereotype,” said Lekoloane.



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Why do you people want to force us to be ready? We are not ready. So they must have a gay soccer team as well.Because they do have their own pubs and things like gay pride. Comments shocking He was supposed to hide the fact that he is gay, some people are even hiding by getting married while they fuck around behind their wives backs , and even sexin their wives in the anus(which to me is gay)....

Hebun, he must go Somizi to start gay soccer league moss. How would playing with straight men work because they're using one dressing room, shower facilities, sharing camping rooms etc You correct there , on some issues we are still a very backwards and unevolved country. Hai gays ko bolong byanong. Let's be clear, we must love one another but not accept the gay behaviour.

It’s not Dude we listen to Somizi every morning, how much gay should we embrace kanti v_thuli I thought you were talking about the gay messi lasizwe the living legend.

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