A survey of more than 4,000 people, conducted by BBC Radio 5 Live, has found that 82% of soccer fans in England, Scotland and Wales would have no problem with having a gay player on their team. A lack of acceptance of gay players has made headlines in the NFL in recent years, and it remains a taboo subject in the European game. The first player to come out in England was Justin Fashanu in 1990.
Following the conclusion of Wednesday’s Manchester derby in the fourth round of the 2016-17 EFL Cup, the draw for the quarterfinal round presented a pair of all-Premier League clashes. Manchester United will take on West Ham United at Old Trafford, while Arsenal will welcome Southampton to the Emirates Stadium. All quarterfinal fixtures will be played the week commencing Nov. 28. As for the other two matchups, Liverpool host Leeds United at Anfield, and Hull City will face one of the three clubs they replaced in the PL this season, recently relegated Newcastle United, at the KCOM Stadium. Full EFL Cup quarterfinal draw Liverpool vs. Leeds United Manchester United vs. West Ham Hull City vs. Newcastle
Cristiano Ronaldo was asked what player he admires the most. Can you guess who it is? Would it be former Portugal stars Luis Figo or the late, great Eusebio? Maybe it is someone who took him under his wings during his Manchester United days or some Real Madrid midfielder who feeds him with assists. Nope. He picked Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, according to a sit down Q&A he had with Coach Magazine. "There is a big mutual respect between myself and Lionel Messi. The media like to make out like we have this big rivalry, but we don't," Ronaldo said. "It is not like we are good friends, but there is a mutual respect on both sides." The two best players in the world playing for rival clubs, the