Olivier Giroud speaks out about homophobia in the stadiums
Asked him also about the chants homophobic in Ligue 1, in the context of the issue Seven or Eight this Sunday, September 29, 2019, Olivier Giroud has a different response from his team-mate in the French Team. If he finds it “unacceptable to see banners like that”, it is not homophobia according to him : “The songs have always been part of the folklore of football, between quotation marks, especially with the rivalry between Paris and Marseille. I think that at no time, the goal has been to make reference to a certain form of homophobia.”
“If I was, I don’t think I would say”
Where he joined Antoine Griezmann, it is about the difficulty of coming out of the closet in the middle of the football : “I do not know of a homosexual in football. But it is sure that it is a taboo subject in the locker room of the football, rugby… Because there’s a lot of testosterone, it is a middle male and he is a lot easier to judge quickly enough or to put away someone who is gay, unfortunately. If I was, I don’t think I would say. It’s too hard.”, he recognizes.
Olivier Giroud on homosexuality in football : “If I was, I don’t think I would say”