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Forward Madrid “Atletico Madrid” and the national team of France Antoine Griezmann considered homophobia a crime. The words of the athlete results in Le Parisien, citing an interview in the magazine Têtu.
Griezmann said they would support a teammate who commits coming out. For this purpose, according to the Frenchman, requires great courage. “We have to talk about it. Repeat that homophobia is not an opinion but a crime”, — said the footballer.
Also, the forward said that if he heard homophobic cries on the field, I will stop the match. “Football is a beautiful sport. We can’t keep this homophobic image,” he said.
May 15, the French player announced his departure from Atletico Madrid, for which he played in 2014. One of the contenders for Griezmann is “Barcelona”, which, according to media reports, willing to pay for it 120 million euros. Rival of the Catalans called PSG. Griezmann is a world champion in the national team of France.
Rarely do players coming out. The most famous openly gay in world football is former player of German national team Thomas Hitzlsperger. The midfielder played for Lazio, “Stuttgart”, “Aston Villa” and “Everton”.
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