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welsh rugby legend gareth thomas comes out of the closet

From the Daily Mail:

Somehow, the coach had guessed.

'He took me out of the team room to the medical room, locked the door and I told him everything. After keeping it secret for so long, I felt a huge rush of relief.

'Scott said: "Right, I've got to speak now to three or four players in the Welsh team because you need the boys to surround you and support you. You can't cope with this on your own," and he was right.

'He told two of my team-mates, Stephen Jones and Martyn Williams, and as I sat in the bar waiting for them, I was absolutely terrified, wondering what they were going to say.

'But they came in, patted me on the back and said: "We don't care. Why didn't you tell us before?"

'Two of my best mates in rugby didn't even blink an eyelid. Martyn said he never had a clue, would never have thought it.

'I felt everyone was protecting me and closing in tight around me. No one distanced themselves from me, not one single person.'

Since that confession to his closest circle of friends three years ago, Gareth says his team-mates at his club, the Cardiff Blues, now know - and apparently don't care.

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