Kieron Richardson said he could understand why it is hard for gay footballers to come out Share on WhatsApp 0 reader comments
Out Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson has said he can understand why gay footballers might be reluctant to come out, after he received homophobic abuse on Twitter when he was mistaken for an athlete of the same name.
Speaking on Gaydio earlier in the week, Richardson, who plays Ste Hay on the soap, said he was besieged with messages after he was mixed up with Kieron Richardson, a footballer who last week signed with Aston Villa.
He elaborated on the nature of the messages he received, saying some were death threats, and said based on that he can understand why it might be difficult for sportsmen to come out.
“It was like ‘You can’t play football you f
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