Gay Footballer Yoann Lemaire Rejected By French Club?

Ollie Irish

8th, September 2010


By Ollie Irish

Just when you thought it was impossible to love the damned French anymore…

Yoann Lemaire, a homosexual footballer, has reportedly been rejected by his club in France. Associated Press says that that Lemaire spent 14 years with FC Chooz before taking a sabbatical, but the team now “won’t register him again to avoid any ‘trouble’ with his teammates.”

It’s also alleged that one of Lemaire’s former Chooz team-mates “made homophobic comments in front of a TV camera” in May 2009, which led to Lemaire leaving the club that year. But now that Lemaire wants to return to the team, the club refuses to re-register him. Oh dear.

According to Le Monde, Lemaire published a book about his experiences after his teammate’s anti-gay slurs.

Paris Foot Gay, a pro-gay rights organisation based in the French capital, has urged that Chooz face sanctions for its disgraceful treatment of Lemaire.