Olivier Giroud on homosexuality : “If I was, I don’t think I would say”
This Sunday, September 29, 2019 in the broadcast Seven to Eight on TF1, Olivier Giroud entrusted himself to open heart on his faith towards God, but also on the songs homophobic in football stadiums and homosexuality in the locker room.
While homosexuality remains a taboo subject in the middle of the football, Antoine Griezmann, denounced the insults and behaviours homophobic in an interview with Alessandra Sublet for the magazine Tetu :
“the stadiums are not places that are very welcoming to homosexuals. There are some of the songs are homophobic… in our time, this is unacceptable. This aggression end, we all pay for it. It would be wonderful to get rid of the grounds and the stands of these insults. But it’s going to be hard. Very hard”. 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”