Basildon footballer Casey Stoney reveals she's gay, after being inspired by Tom Daley

England football captain reveals she's gay for the first time

England football captain reveals she's gay for the first time

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A BASILDON-born England footballer is helping to stamp out homophobia in sport by speaking out for the first time about being gay.

Arsenal Ladies centre-back and England captain Casey Stoney is hoping to play a part in changing perceptions of sportsmen and women after coming out to the public today.

Casey, who has been in her current relationship for three years, said she was inspired by diver Tom Daley, who also recently announced he was in a gay relationship.

She said: “I have been really overwhelmed by the positivity I have had."

READ FULL INTERVIEW IN TOMORROW'S ECHO.

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11:02pm Mon 10 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

Theres not enough women's football on the box...In spite of the English team being 11th in the world rankings.
Theres not enough women's football on the box...In spite of the English team being 11th in the world rankings. ThisYear
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6:25am Tue 11 Feb 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

Who cares
Who cares CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: 11

10:37am Tue 11 Feb 14

Howard Cháse says...

Well done Casey. Best wishes.
Well done Casey. Best wishes. Howard Cháse
  • Score: -4

11:03am Tue 11 Feb 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

ThisYear wrote:
Theres not enough women's football on the box...In spite of the English team being 11th in the world rankings.
I guess its because viewing figures would be too low which kinda tells us the interest from the populace is not there like it is for male football....mind you Channel 4 used to show Kabaddi on a Sunday years ago.
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: Theres not enough women's football on the box...In spite of the English team being 11th in the world rankings.[/p][/quote]I guess its because viewing figures would be too low which kinda tells us the interest from the populace is not there like it is for male football....mind you Channel 4 used to show Kabaddi on a Sunday years ago. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: -2

11:08am Tue 11 Feb 14

supermadmax says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Theres not enough women's football on the box...In spite of the English team being 11th in the world rankings.
I guess its because viewing figures would be too low which kinda tells us the interest from the populace is not there like it is for male football....mind you Channel 4 used to show Kabaddi on a Sunday years ago.
Kabaddi was brilliant, although in the early 90's there was hardly any sport on normal TV apart from that and one Seria A match every sunday. Nowdays there is to many different options for womans football to get the viewing figures even during a female world cup.
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: Theres not enough women's football on the box...In spite of the English team being 11th in the world rankings.[/p][/quote]I guess its because viewing figures would be too low which kinda tells us the interest from the populace is not there like it is for male football....mind you Channel 4 used to show Kabaddi on a Sunday years ago.[/p][/quote]Kabaddi was brilliant, although in the early 90's there was hardly any sport on normal TV apart from that and one Seria A match every sunday. Nowdays there is to many different options for womans football to get the viewing figures even during a female world cup. supermadmax
  • Score: -3

11:14am Tue 11 Feb 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

supermadmax wrote:
DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Theres not enough women's football on the box...In spite of the English team being 11th in the world rankings.
I guess its because viewing figures would be too low which kinda tells us the interest from the populace is not there like it is for male football....mind you Channel 4 used to show Kabaddi on a Sunday years ago.
Kabaddi was brilliant, although in the early 90's there was hardly any sport on normal TV apart from that and one Seria A match every sunday. Nowdays there is to many different options for womans football to get the viewing figures even during a female world cup.
Ha....i think we was watching Kabaddi at the same time then, i trust you was hungover too.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: Theres not enough women's football on the box...In spite of the English team being 11th in the world rankings.[/p][/quote]I guess its because viewing figures would be too low which kinda tells us the interest from the populace is not there like it is for male football....mind you Channel 4 used to show Kabaddi on a Sunday years ago.[/p][/quote]Kabaddi was brilliant, although in the early 90's there was hardly any sport on normal TV apart from that and one Seria A match every sunday. Nowdays there is to many different options for womans football to get the viewing figures even during a female world cup.[/p][/quote]Ha....i think we was watching Kabaddi at the same time then, i trust you was hungover too. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: -2

11:16am Tue 11 Feb 14

Howard Cháse says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Theres not enough women's football on the box...In spite of the English team being 11th in the world rankings.
I guess its because viewing figures would be too low which kinda tells us the interest from the populace is not there like it is for male football....mind you Channel 4 used to show Kabaddi on a Sunday years ago.
I used to like watching the kabaddi
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: Theres not enough women's football on the box...In spite of the English team being 11th in the world rankings.[/p][/quote]I guess its because viewing figures would be too low which kinda tells us the interest from the populace is not there like it is for male football....mind you Channel 4 used to show Kabaddi on a Sunday years ago.[/p][/quote]I used to like watching the kabaddi Howard Cháse
  • Score: -4

12:05pm Tue 11 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
ThisYear wrote:
Theres not enough women's football on the box...In spite of the English team being 11th in the world rankings.
I guess its because viewing figures would be too low which kinda tells us the interest from the populace is not there like it is for male football....mind you Channel 4 used to show Kabaddi on a Sunday years ago.
There would of been a time when any 'new' sport would have received low viewing figures..

if you like football then you will watch football..regardless of the gender of the participants.

Granted women's football isn't as fast or as skilful as mens but there are some good teams and great matches.

England v Germany v USA v Brazil...well worth watching.
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: Theres not enough women's football on the box...In spite of the English team being 11th in the world rankings.[/p][/quote]I guess its because viewing figures would be too low which kinda tells us the interest from the populace is not there like it is for male football....mind you Channel 4 used to show Kabaddi on a Sunday years ago.[/p][/quote]There would of been a time when any 'new' sport would have received low viewing figures.. if you like football then you will watch football..regardless of the gender of the participants. Granted women's football isn't as fast or as skilful as mens but there are some good teams and great matches. England v Germany v USA v Brazil...well worth watching. ThisYear
  • Score: -4

12:44pm Tue 11 Feb 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

if you like football then you will watch football..regardless of the gender of the participants.
______________
i think you are wrong.....millions watch football each week in the uk..at home at the ground, online, in the pub, so if what you say is correct all those will watch ladys football too......ask a pub full of blokes during sunday football in the pub....see the response, its just the way it is.
if you like football then you will watch football..regardless of the gender of the participants. ______________ i think you are wrong.....millions watch football each week in the uk..at home at the ground, online, in the pub, so if what you say is correct all those will watch ladys football too......ask a pub full of blokes during sunday football in the pub....see the response, its just the way it is. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 3

1:19pm Tue 11 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
if you like football then you will watch football..regardless of the gender of the participants.
______________
i think you are wrong.....millions watch football each week in the uk..at home at the ground, online, in the pub, so if what you say is correct all those will watch ladys football too......ask a pub full of blokes during sunday football in the pub....see the response, its just the way it is.
If match of the day also had a women's match on Im sure it would be watched...especially if the women's team were linked to your team.
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: if you like football then you will watch football..regardless of the gender of the participants. ______________ i think you are wrong.....millions watch football each week in the uk..at home at the ground, online, in the pub, so if what you say is correct all those will watch ladys football too......ask a pub full of blokes during sunday football in the pub....see the response, its just the way it is.[/p][/quote]If match of the day also had a women's match on Im sure it would be watched...especially if the women's team were linked to your team. ThisYear
  • Score: -4

1:43pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

I don't see what somebody's sexual preference have to do with what their job is.

So what? Loads of people are gay. They don't talk about it at work or tell the Press.

Some of the best gay people I know just get on with their day to day lives without advertising it. It's no big deal.

I think the time has come for an end to the placard waving and public statements. I don't advertise my private life. Why should others want to expose theirs?

What goes on behind closed doors is every individual's personal business and not for public consumption.

Unless of course the law is being broken or someone is being hurt.

Why the need for pigeonholing? Let's all just get on with life and keep what we do to ourselves.
I don't see what somebody's sexual preference have to do with what their job is. So what? Loads of people are gay. They don't talk about it at work or tell the Press. Some of the best gay people I know just get on with their day to day lives without advertising it. It's no big deal. I think the time has come for an end to the placard waving and public statements. I don't advertise my private life. Why should others want to expose theirs? What goes on behind closed doors is every individual's personal business and not for public consumption. Unless of course the law is being broken or someone is being hurt. Why the need for pigeonholing? Let's all just get on with life and keep what we do to ourselves. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 2

1:46pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

"Phobias" are created by constant over exposure and by lefties ramming down everybody's throat what is or is not acceptable. People are sick of it. That's what creates phobias and "isms" in the first place.

The truth is that we all have gay people among our friends and most of us just get on with it. We don't have a problem.

If people stop banging on about it and just blend in...
"Phobias" are created by constant over exposure and by lefties ramming down everybody's throat what is or is not acceptable. People are sick of it. That's what creates phobias and "isms" in the first place. The truth is that we all have gay people among our friends and most of us just get on with it. We don't have a problem. If people stop banging on about it and just blend in... Kim Gandy
  • Score: 0

2:00pm Tue 11 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
"Phobias" are created by constant over exposure and by lefties ramming down everybody's throat what is or is not acceptable. People are sick of it. That's what creates phobias and "isms" in the first place.

The truth is that we all have gay people among our friends and most of us just get on with it. We don't have a problem.

If people stop banging on about it and just blend in...
But do you understand the offside rule?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: "Phobias" are created by constant over exposure and by lefties ramming down everybody's throat what is or is not acceptable. People are sick of it. That's what creates phobias and "isms" in the first place. The truth is that we all have gay people among our friends and most of us just get on with it. We don't have a problem. If people stop banging on about it and just blend in...[/p][/quote]But do you understand the offside rule? ThisYear
  • Score: 10

5:24pm Tue 11 Feb 14

ShipShape says...

This is the last place I'd expect to find a gathering of Kabaddi fans, yes I too watched it with a cracking hangover.

I still play my own version called Kaboggi- I wait 'til I'm desperate for jimmy then try to get to the office toilets whilst mumbling Kabaddi under my breath.

Not failed yet.
This is the last place I'd expect to find a gathering of Kabaddi fans, yes I too watched it with a cracking hangover. I still play my own version called Kaboggi- I wait 'til I'm desperate for jimmy then try to get to the office toilets whilst mumbling Kabaddi under my breath. Not failed yet. ShipShape
  • Score: -6

5:26pm Tue 11 Feb 14

ShipShape says...

ShipShape wrote:
This is the last place I'd expect to find a gathering of Kabaddi fans, yes I too watched it with a cracking hangover.

I still play my own version called Kaboggi- I wait 'til I'm desperate for jimmy then try to get to the office toilets whilst mumbling Kabaddi under my breath.

Not failed yet.
Sometimes I'm desperate for Jimmy or for a Jimmy.

'Pends which way the winds blowing really.
[quote][p][bold]ShipShape[/bold] wrote: This is the last place I'd expect to find a gathering of Kabaddi fans, yes I too watched it with a cracking hangover. I still play my own version called Kaboggi- I wait 'til I'm desperate for jimmy then try to get to the office toilets whilst mumbling Kabaddi under my breath. Not failed yet.[/p][/quote]Sometimes I'm desperate for Jimmy or for a Jimmy. 'Pends which way the winds blowing really. ShipShape
  • Score: -6

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