Sport a tool to beat bigotry
Having conquered racism and religion, I cannot imagine a more potent weapon against homophobia than our sporting icons coming out of the closet,
In the past few days, the front pages again reported human society’s further regress from civilisation while the sports pages were offering a beacon of hope to all those who refuse to believe humankind is irredeemable.
In the same week as (Michael) Sam’s self-liberation, England women’s football team captain Casey Stoney also publically declared she was gay.
What the two represent though is a glimpse of the future. One day future generations will read about Sam and Stoney and wonder why a column such as this was even published.
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