LA Galaxy sign former Leeds United winger". Fines for gay bashing in Brussels Verbal or physical gay bashing can now be punished in Brussels by an administrative sanction. He would come out to HBO Sports inwhere he discussed laughing off gay jokes and slurs for years while he played ball. The historian Werner Skrentny has said at the time Bonn was playing, journalists had little interest in the private lives of footballers and it would have been unthinkable for him to come out. The Autobiography. More importantly, team-mates would be self-conscious around the player.
Hitzlsperger, a former German international, is the most high-profile former footballer to come out, doing so a year after announcing his retirement. However, Lombardi would eventually fire McDonald for showing up late to a meeting, and the back would never play pro ball again. Fans stop gay footballers from coming out".
Moody left his job as sporting director of Crystal Palace as a result.