Rugby star Gareth Thomas suffers anti-Gay abuse from 'fans'
Out gay rugby legend Gareth Thomas has spoken of his 'hurt' over homophobic taunts from fans at a recent match.
Thomas, 35, is the first ever professional rugby player to come out as gay. His announcement last December garnered immense media coverage and shocked the rugby world.
Since then Thomas has appeared on the covers of gay publications and has been vocal about his wish to become a role model for young gay players and an advocate for gay visibility in sports.
In an interview with The Sunday Express the former Welsh Lions Star, who now plays for league side Crusaders, revealed how he was subjected to anti-Gay chants at a match last month.
Thomas, 35, said: "When I was on the field at Castleford I could hear some chants from a small section of the crowd.
"It wasn't very nice and I was pretty hurt by what I could hear. I'm only human and I can't deny I was hurt. I think the RFL have taken action against Castleford over their fans and I've been told there were people in the crowd telling those chanting to shut up.
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