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Goalkeeper: Gays in soccer is a "taboo topic" but urges footballers to come out

MANCHESTER, England -- Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard has spoken out about homophobia, saying homosexuality in football is a "taboo topic."

The 28-year-old Danish footballer is urging players and fans to address the problem, especially to help young gay players to not give up the sport due to a fear of prejudice.

In a blog for gambling website Betfair, he said:

"Gay football is a taboo topic, we footballers would rather not have anything to do with it.

"The environment is hard both on the field among the players and in the stands among the spectators."

"My general impression is that players would accept a homosexual without major problems."

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