Brentford v Crawley – there’s more to this game than just football

5 Feb

What would you do if I were to tell you that Sam Saunders, Will Grigg or, for that matter, any of the Brentford first team was gay?

To be quite honest one or all of them might be. I just don’t know. And, frankly, I don’t care. Without wanting to get preachy (and don’t worry, I won’t) an individual’s sexual preference should be as relevant to us as what brand of soap powder they wash their training kit in. Persil or Ariel – I neither know or, more importantly, have any interest.

This isn’t meant to trivialise the issues faced by the LBGT community. Quite the opposite. I just genuinely don’t understand why other people get so hung up about it.

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 Thanks for reading over the course of the campaign. For now I need to make space on this page for any follow up.  The ‘close season’ / World Cup columns continue in full, further on in this site.

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2 Responses to “Brentford v Crawley – there’s more to this game than just football”

  1. roger greenaway (sheffbee) February 5, 2014 at 11:53 pm #

    Hi Nick

    Interesting comments regarding homophobia and the like. My personal belief is that everybody is equal and regardless of nationality or upbringing we are just all simply people. This is the common link and we do not need to break this down further. When we do it leads to discrimination and problems. Once we refer to someone as Black ,White or Gay WE highlight a difference.

    Like you I do not care in the slightest who plays for the Bees, she could be a Lesbian Martian for me as long as the goals go in ! !

    Best regards

    Roger Greenaway

    • nickbruzon February 6, 2014 at 9:05 am #

      Thanks Roger – Really appreciate your comments. It is a tricky one with any campaign as, I’d agree, the common link of equality should be as far as you need to go.
      However, I just wanted to try and question people as to why they would even consider someone’s race, gender or sexuality to even be an issue. It isn’t, it shouldn’t be and it certainly isn’t anything that affects , in the slightest, the team I follow

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