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Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Former Aston Villa footballer, Thomas Hitzlsperger, comes out as gay

31year former Aston Villa, Everton, West Ham & German midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger has come out as gay. But he waited to retire from football before revealing his sexual preference.

Hitzlsperger, who retired in September 2013 due to a knee injury yesterday told a German newspaper
"I'm coming out about my homosexuality because I want to move the discussion about homosexuality among professional sportspeople forwards. In England, Italy & Germany being a homosexual is no big thing, at least not in the dressing room"
"The awareness of being gay was a long and difficult process. Only in recent years has it dawned on me that I would prefer to live with another man. I've never been ashamed of my sexuality"
John Fashanu's brother, Justin Fashanu and US footballer Robbie Rogers were the first footballers to come out as gay. Hitzlsperger was probably wise to wait to retire before revealing this to the world.

147 comments:

quenncy brown said...

Na dem sabi hissssssssss

Blog Whore said...

Homosexuality is a mental illness. UnGodly and Sinful. Get help dude!

Rough Diamond said...

Oh! Good for u!

BONARIO NNAGS said...

hmmm Ladies one husband gone.
"There is a drop of GrAYtness in every man"
Arthur Guiness.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Anonymous said...

Dear Linda, The first footballer to come out of the closet was Justin Fashanu (John Fashanu's brother) in 1990.

Anonymous said...

Sign of end time

success igbinoba said...

Like seriously dude u too handsome for dat haba

Ibukun said...

Linda, Why are you always quick to announce that respected people came out as gay? What is your benefit? are you silently supporting the kingdom of darkness? Do you know the confidence you give to others to folow suit? Reemember someday, all the wealth you make from blogging or i make from my career will not be enough to make us right before God. god's position on homosexuality is clear

Romans 1:24 (KJV)
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

Romans 1:26 (KJV)
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

Romans 1:27 (KJV)
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

Leviticus 18:22 (KJV)
22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

Leviticus 20:13 (KJV)
13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

Bonita Bislam said...

Congrats bro! Finally u'v got d balls 2own up 2ur stupid madness

Anonymous said...

wonders dey say shal neva end.......guy safe journey

Ann Marie said...

Omg. unbelievable

Emma said...

I can't wait to start reading hateful comments from close minded Nigerian that uses religion to justify everything. While there are over 20 million Nigerians who are gay and still living in the closet.

Cute G said...

Its the trend now nd envogue.Gay onnnnnn!!!

fase oluwafunmilayo said...

Like seriously what's this World turning to???

win said...

Why wait till you resigned before revealing whom you are? You enjoyed your career and now you want to spoil other people's by your plans when they are still in active service. I pray that this plan of yours will not work out IJN

Anonymous said...

We lost anoda one!

Badoo of Toronto said...

We love Gay

Anonymous said...

gay hw cum na
pls visit samuelohis.blogspot.com

Tunde Eldorado said...

So make we dey run.... who send am?. I wonder why dis ppl dey enjoy demselves when nice p....y dey to lick, suck, f....k !!! Na wa ooo

jeneviv Emma said...

Endtyme tinz..gd 4 them.

small Anukwu said...

Nawaooo Women don finish? I jst dey pass o

Sleek Iluminada said...

The way ur anus go bring oil for hell fire ehn

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for him to come out and be free. God bless u bro.

Anonymous said...

I feel your pain, but u self think am, this thing no make sense. It may be difficult to overcome but its possible. Its better to abstain than to have carnal knowledge of anoda or your sex. Well we de look una

ONYX GODWIN said...

Lmao !!!!sorry ladies... lost anoda hottie 2 dem guys....

Joy Chidinma said...

He must be the female in his gay affair! See his annoying freak of a face!

Anonymous said...

Which is worse, a Homo or a killer?? I think they are the same bcos they both lack self control.

George Martins said...

Wow, that's gud to know, Fifa's even said last yrear that all the gay or bisexual players shud come out to their football fans. Gays every where.

Anonymous said...

Maybe homo is worse bcos it makes us lower than animals, bcos even animals don't shag the same sex

Debbie chelsea said...

Na wa ooooo

Anonymous said...

Good for him

Sommie said...

Who would've thought the midfielder with a fine shot likes to take shots at fellow men...

supremacydone said...

Oh my gosh! This hunk is gay! What a waste to women! Coward he waited till retirement lol

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ejike capable said...

Nonsense.

Anonymous said...

Dats wat I cal courage. Good for u man. Oya barbaric naija stat rainin curses on him n d religious fanatics oya say end time tins.

Anonymous said...

He is not first footballer to come out as gay..........

But examples in football are few and far between. In 1990, former England Under-21 international Justin Fashanu was the first professional footballer in Britain to reveal he was gay. He took his own life eight years later, aged 37.

In February 2013, former United States and Leeds United winger Robbie Rogers said he was gay while Swedish footballer Anton Hysen, son of former Liverpool player Glenn Hysen, announced his homosexuality in an interview with a Swedish football magazine in 2011.

Phaeton Phoenix said...

looool. let the comments begin!

I hope this shocks many of u ignorant fools out there that were big fans of him. Many people you know and love are gay and you will be very clueless about it till u find out one day

One day even your own brother, husband, boyfriend, wife, girlfriend or sister would shock u in the same way too when they tell you they are gay!

Homophobic bastards

FAMMIE said...

His business

hannah oyindamola said...

God have mercy

Anonymous said...

well gud 4 him

Anonymous said...

i feel anyone that is gay is cursed....

Anonymous said...

There's no more news in this na

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Am sorry 4u, I say big sorry 4u.

Anonymous said...

shame on uuuuuuuuu THAT AKWA IBOM BOY

Anonymous said...

May God 4giv us

Anonymous said...

Good for him. Better they come out now than get married to women and live life on the down low.

Anonymous said...

i'll fuck a gay ass for cheddars any day man. So much tighter+ i get paid well too. So.. Screw ur opinion.

-CuntFag

Anonymous said...

Nooo... He for nor wait...mtseew

Chikaka said...

Always suspected him. His mannerisms were so camp. When others like F.L and J.A.R retire they will come out.

jbankzE said...

Na dem sabi jare coz d World is now Gay.....u can nva tel who wil b nxt

Anonymous said...

He has been out of spotlight 4 while so he needed somethin to kip his name in d tabloids but dammn I use to be a fan of this guy while he was at aston villa I can't forget his thunderous shots which earned him d nickname die hammer its a pity dat die hammer has turned into smethin else

jvc said...

hey guyz l jux wanna kno if they still hav plan 4 children? nwoke na nwoke tutufiakwa aru...............nwa lbeku

Anonymous said...

He even looks it

halliday said...

Disgustin!!!

Anonymous said...

i dont care.. good for him pls..

olu scot said...

Am happy bro, coming out shows how thick and strong you are ..you all can rain abuses
Homophobic bastard once again

Olamide Taiwo said...

OUR GOD IS INDEED PATIENT

Anonymous said...

@Phaeton u are a fool call ur mama and papa bastards. U are a cursed idiotic fool, I pity ur parent. Gay is not natural way of life no matter how u look at it. My rode is meant for one soft and tender p ussy::

cherish george said...

U've said it all pheonix

Anonymous said...

What do u expect when he is always on the road with men and very few women? U really can't blame him.

Anonymous said...

Y blow a guy wen GOD provided u wif the best sex partner?

Gist Naija said...

na him business.

Anonymous said...

I feel the world is now free to be free, only in Africa that the devil put on a straight face. Be happy bro.

baby c said...

so oga,u been dey admire ur fellow footballrs dem blokos for inside locker room??? Abi?

Anonymous said...

@Phaeton Phoenix.... FAGGGOT!

Anonymous said...

Linda why would you publish that first comment by Phaeton Phoenix. Its extremely insultive to some people.the tone and language is just wrong. I have no problems with his views but you can't talk like that in public. Linda it seems to derive some pleasure from seeing people insult themselves on your blog. Please take advantage of the moderation.

Anonymous said...

Linda it seems you have many gay bloggers. maybe you'll soon turn this to a gay blog.

Anonymous said...

ah ah after collecting all his pounds, he's just coming out now! Shamelessly, after all the parties with ladies,u know footballer's lifestyle maybe his bankrupt? His not gay and if he's born gay and he know it, pls see your doctor and fix it! Thank you

Anonymous said...

Now its the gays hating on the comment sections. Linda pls do something abt all this hate. Abi r u gay too? pls introduce her to us o.

JAZZ CHUDDY said...

Thumbs up dude! Its ya life! So many hypocrites/ pretenders will condemn his action.

Anonymous said...

If ur gay pls cum out n tell us.. Y am I even askin? U sound so gay it hurts.. b brave n cum out weda ur mama no go swear 4 u.. Gayoshi!!!

Anonymous said...

Thomas Hitzlsperger was one midfielder that could hit a ball with ferocity,with the ball often ending in the back of the net. 'Die Hammer' now conveys a different meaning to me.

sahnzylyn said...

Whatever that gets him going abeg...next!!

ONE HUNDRED KAY said...

Damn! Another wasted dick

Anonymous said...

Gud for him! One day the world will understand an respect peoples sexuality

Olawunmi Oseni said...

he looks like one gan

Ng said...

it takes a homophobic bastard to recognise and insult another . just saying.

Anonymous said...

Please this gay thing Stinks

Anonymous said...

@ PHAETON PHOENIX. Spot on! You took the words right outta my mouth.

Olufunmi Akindele said...

@ phaeton.....y call others ignorant fools???? always watch what u say to others.....

Anyways, its the sin we should hate not the sinners cos we are all sinners but christ loves us still. am sure he loves these people too. + u steal 20 naira or u commit fornication or run others down with ur mouth or u be homosexual......na the same fire go burn all of them, same degree and temperature. we should preach repentance not bring them down with our mouths. thanks....

Anonymous said...

Linda stop giving this idiot attention. Stop promoting gay or are you one? Please stop reporting this issues. So if he is gay nkor watin u want make we do? Go fuck am?

Anonymous said...

I don't fancy this coming out as gay shit!it does not change anything...straight people don't do such.ah use to be in a long romantic relationship with a guy until he started seeing this particular gurl.ah called him and told him that no matter what we do...we're still boys.I understand bet ah can't continue sharing you with a gurl.that was the end of the story even tho' the feeling is still there.coming out as gay is stupid and ridiculous!!life style is personal affair you don't have to advertise it!mumu white ass!!

Anonymous said...

You bloody faggot, I wonder why linda still allow you to be on this blog. Am sure by now ur dried up screwed ass would have been leaking like a basket. You nitwit has the effrontery to always come out here to promote homosexuality bastard. 14 yrs in prisonment is waiting for you and ur accomplices motherfucker. No wonder you have refused to wear clothe on that ur amoebaic dirty and shapeless body of urs piglet. Animal in human skin

tracy pender said...

Make God help their yansh.

diamondblinqZ said...

I honestly do not fink dis callz 4 insults. @ topic everybody will ansa 4 himself on dat day

Anonymous said...

Why do they enjoy poking themselves like facebook ehhnn kwa???

Ifyawazie said...

Hmmm. Congrats

Anonymous said...

Statistical fact, 1 in 5 men are between the gay, bisexuals spectrum. Deal with it. Lol, welcome to 2014, year of coming out.

@BOBO_EDO said...

Hope you aint gay bro? ( -̩̩̩͡˛ -̩̩̩͡)

@Bobo_Edo

olubukola luro said...

good for you,y u no declare when ur millions was rolling in as a footballer sharp guy...1 gay billionaire might fancy u good business strategy

Anonymous said...

I rada kill myself Dan commit suicide Dan bein a gay...God 4bid.

Ng said...

Well said. God bless you. Ibukun

Ng said...

Are u for real? that makes you gay. and you ll do it for cheddars remember money is not everything in life.

Anonymous said...

Do you know the meaning of 'Homophobic bastards'? Cos you sound like one!

Lushiesta said...

So what did Linda say differently?

Lushiesta said...

Nice eye opener with the bible verses.

Badoo of Toronto said...

Do your thing bro. .. me love lesbian

Amarachukwu said...

End time is here.

adaora said...

Right quote 2 d blogger she deserv 2 hear, dats y somtimes she dot post my comet cos of d msg I send.

Anonymous said...

#ewwww,If u ve decided to pick soap for anoda man,nigga that's ur biz....whatever rocks ur boat
@UA

Anonymous said...

Go f*@k yourself. Lol
The kingdom of darkness sure is gonna be a swell place with losers like you in your boring heaven. Bye.

Anonymous said...

Hell sure is gonna be fun.... You keep enjoying life by not living and waiting to go to heaven where did the rest of eternity you'll be singing in heavenly choir with pedophile priest and fake pastors.... I beg let the living live and love.

Anonymous said...

Please do. The world would be a better place without your type of ignorance and hate. Fool.

We celebrate people coming out, because with each person saying I'm happy with who I am, a gay teenager, a bullied girl, a black girl or otherwise able person would love to learn themself.

This isn't just about men loving men, it is about learning to love yourself.

We are told to love God, love our neighbors and indirectly we forget ourselves... God supposedly created us all and if he's that awesome, why then would be create us to suffer discrimination and abuse in his image? Be careful not to use your own ignorance as an excuse to debase divinity.

In the meantime people learn from this, you only have one life, love yourself. Don't take abuse and doubt be ashamed to be you.

Anonymous said...

U just called us close-minded but in actual sense ur the close-minded one
As Xtians, the Bible states it clear on our stand on this topic, there's no justification for it
So when u see people's comments, respect their religion & its teachings, u musnt practice it, then u can come out and say ur not close-minded
As for ur comment, u are what u called us too,
As for this dude, all I can say is u are sick
If d world didn't accept this ABOMINATION from the onset am not sure we'll be discussing this now
Its d way devil is bringing people to its kingdom
It is a sin
If ur living in it, am a Xtian, seek the face of God
Cry out to God, throw ur self on the ground and ask him 2 lead U in d right direction, do it with a contrite heart & b ready to accept God's will
If u remain gay come back & tell me
However, Nigerians pls hate the sin but love the sinner as was demonstrated by Jesus to Magdalene

Phaeton Phoenix said...

I see many of you are hurt by my previous comment and using the word "Homophobic Bastard". Do not be upset, unless the shoe absolutely fits perfectly.
I am entitled to my view and so are you, so if the word hurt you, by all means, rant away! But I want to make this clear, I used those words to refer to those that hate so bitterly on innocent gay people out there. You rain curses, judgements and proclaim hell and death on them. Those are the ones I refer to.
Gay people are human and it is unfortunate how many of you go to church every Sunday, read your bibles so narrowly and then come out tomorrow and castigate others for what you could never understand.
Call me a faggot, I honestly could never be bothered. I know exactly where I stand already. These are human beings too and you are one as well. Is it fair you should insult them and use all sorts of words to them as if you are on a higher moral ground? I certainly think not!
The funny thing is how many of your friends or family members are gay and you would never ever guess. Many of you are dating men, many of you even married and have absolutely no clue what your man or woman really likes.
You may hate them now, but ask yourself this, if tomorrow you find out that the one you really love is gay, would you suddenly turn against him or her? God help you people that hate for no reason.
Then tomorrow someone makes a racial or negative slur at you or your country from the media and then you go ballistic forgetting you are doing the same to gay people.
Once again, God bless you homophobic bastards!

Anonymous said...

Help me ask this person that reads upside down

Anonymous said...

there is no big deal in being a gay. It's their life. #FREETHEM. JVD

Anonymous said...

Your mother is a mental illness for giving you her ugly face

Anonymous said...

I hope your kids turn out to be GAY then you can tell them your comment about.bush man

Anonymous said...

@ibukun the bible also supports slavery,owning humans as slave etc.the white slave owners used the bible to justify slavery,and said it was right to own blacks as slaves.so shut the fuck up.the bible you're quoting is written and given to you by a white man.idiots

Anonymous said...

@phaeton you are so correct most of this people writing angry comments are deep rooted faggots(pardon my choice of word I'm angry) someone choices to live an authentic live and you foolish nigerian dogs are insulting him and wishing him death. 90 percent of nigerian men are gay its the truth.your dads are gay.

globaldeji said...

stating that there are 20 million gay nigerians is rubbish! where did you get your statistics from?? ode oshi

Anonymous said...

The thought of a man turning a girl down sexually for another man is very painful for girls who are homophobic. That's why some girls don't like gay guys.they can't stand it a guy ignoring you for another guy.

Anonymous said...

@olamide people like you hate your life's that why you want the world to end. Jump off a bridge if you're tired of living.

AGB said...

this ish is just spreading round like an epidemic.

Anonymous said...

@quenncy you're just jealous that a man will leave you for another man that's why you're angry,I feel your pain.

Anonymous said...

Why do people take what they want from the bible and leave the rest. The bible says if a woman gets raped she should marry her rapist,so ladies if you get raped by an area boy in lagos you better marry him if not you are disobeying God.

Anonymous said...

Football is a touchy, feely sports, not every straight man would want to be fondled by a gay man! I don't think football is ready for gay men now. Hilary Obiorah!

Anonymous said...

YES O. I love me some gay people.my hairstylist is gay and he does my hair well,sometimes he does my hair at a discount.love him.haters kiss my black ass.

Anonymous said...

Never known so many hateful, ignorant and foolish people in my life as I have in the time I've lived in Nigeria.
With all the religion you'd think they'd be the most tolerant people to walk gods earth...instead.....this!

Anonymous said...

@Ng may God punish you and your family for preaching hate and judging other people.god said do not judge others.

Ini said...

I think gay people should be left alone. There are too many homophobic people commenting on this blog. I am a straight man but i think people should stop discriminating against gay people. As a Nigerian studying in the UK iv been racially abused and discriminated against at the store where i work part time so i know what discrimination is. As far as i am concerned there is no difference between discriminating against someone on the basis of skin colour and discriminating and verbally abusing them on the basis of sexual preference. Leave gay folks alone. I believe it is a Sin but it is not for me to judge. On Judgement day everyone will come before their creator.

Anonymous said...

Lushiesta, u didn't see her original post where she mentioned a US player being the first to come out in 2011 so shut your trap, man/ma'am

Anonymous said...

Don't keep saying "them"Just say "uS"as in U guys that are gays.

Anonymous said...

Get this right...Most gay pple would rather not be gay.IF they can choose. Next...there are more gay and bisexual people in your family,your office,your church,your neighbourhood,your business circle than you can ever imagine. Really..its a mystery.NoW...psychologist have actually discovered that those who express the deepest hatred for gays are even likelier to have the gay desire.To me,that's very ironic!I don't do samesex but I just let them be.

ejike capable said...

Linda modified her story,justin's name wasn't there initially.thank me later

Ogochukwu Jennifer Umezinwa said...

Ibukun God Bless You very much..Of course The Bible Stands though the hills may tumble,it will firmly stand when the earth shall tumble,I will plant my feet on its firm foundation,for the Bible Stands.,

Anonymous said...

God bless dis world. See wat comes out of people's mouth about the bible. Truely its a devils world. Linda please be sure of what u are promoting here cos God is lookin at us all. God bless. Dont promote homosexuality bcos u think rich ppl are doing it. Money is d root of evil.

Ogochukwu Jennifer Umezinwa said...

Amen

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm!gay don many 4 naija ooooo.why una even allow dis 14 yrs scale thru?vere soon rape wud be on d increase.d Lord is my strength sha.no weapon fashioned against my anus shall prosper!

Anonymous said...

My broda I wonder o. See nice soft boobs to play wit and some sweet soft ass to squeeze damn. They are caused.

Ogochukwu Jennifer Umezinwa said...

You are very correct...Come what may, all gays are less nd lower than the least of animals.anyone who wants to be obstinate nd continue in an abominable evil can go ahead,cos of course God gave us d right to choose, but be careful of what u choose because it is an established fact in Gods word that Though hand join in hand, the wicked nd the evil ones shall not go unpunished..Continue enjoying in ur frEedom path to HELL all in d name of discovering ur homosexuality, no one is stopping u.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm!gay don many 4 naija ooooo.why una even allow dis 14 yrs scale thru?vere soon rape wud be on d increase.d Lord is my strength sha.no weapon fashioned against my anus shall prosper!

Ogochukwu Jennifer Umezinwa said...

Amen

Ogochukwu Jennifer Umezinwa said...

Ibukun God Bless You very much..Of course The Bible Stands though the hills may tumble,it will firmly stand when the earth shall tumble,I will plant my feet on its firm foundation,for the Bible Stands.,

Ogochukwu Jennifer Umezinwa said...

Oh my Dear Phaeton, u knw wt I wud do if I dicsovered that the one I love has become gay(cos bet me no one is born gay,it is a demon possession), I would go on my knees and cry to the God of heaven, and I'll take dt one I love to the throne of God which is still in existence no matter what, and ask the fire and tornado 4rm d third heavens to cast out the unclean spirit of Sodomy that the person has been possed with and trust me love,I'll recover him or her cos the last time I checked, the Power of God is still in motion and God still answers prayers...

Anonymous said...

I love you phoenix. Finali one civilised individual I can c in here.

Emmi O said...

If only people typing rubbish here know that their loved ones boyfriend, girlfriend, brother, wife, husband, pastor, uncle are gay and on the closet they will shut up

Anonymous said...

Is he D fucker or D fuckee?

Ng said...

@ anonymous do you even know God? anyway that prayer is for you and your family.

MY TURN said...

what a waste... #NEEEEEXT

Anonymous said...

Dear Ibukun, I was beginning to share your sentiments about Linda's disposition to the matter .

Let us keep praying that God will have mercy and as abnormality is being celebrated almost making normalcy to be apologetic.

May God's will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Amen

Anonymous said...

I read so many commrnts here, one thing is that, gays are God's best, cos all those. Laws where of old, but now Christ payed. The price to protect gays and they are no longer under condemnation, but of love, forgiveness and freedom to be who they are

Anonymous said...

I cant shout... Evrybody wants rights now. No matter how wierd. Crossdressers, transexual, sexual sorrugates... Evrybody.... Lets all keep watching...

Anonymous said...

Disobedce led2 slavery. Eden life style(man & woman) under God's care ws 2 b hwevr 1 cn escap God's anger thru repentance4m abominations b saved &free. Thks2Jesus Christ, knw God

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Linda, for keeping this topic alive. You are educating people, showing how widespread 'gayness, is. Homophobia should be killed. To be homophobic is as evil as being racist. Many enlightened people in the world have moved beyond the narrow-minded attitude to 'live and let live'. To be honest, as a man, I've met some men who made me pity straight men who are attracted only to women, thinking what pleasures they miss. I am a man and I know that loving and being loved by a fellow man is just wonderful.

Anonymous said...

so far its still written by God as a sin. will never accept that being Gay is ryt. pls more ppl should come out as gay so hell can b filled up quickly.

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