Anti-gay don't play in Aussie football

Jason Akermanis, left, celebrates a win with teammate Adam Cooney in this photo by Vince Caligiuri from The Age.Com
Jason Akermanis, left, celebrates a win with teammate Adam Cooney in this photo by Vince Caligiuri from The Age.Com.

Jason Akermanis may be one of the most-touted players in Australian Rules football, but he still isn’t high and mighty enough to get away with making anti-gay comments.

In a recent newspaper article, Akermanis suggested that gay players in the sport should stay closeted because if they come out it “would be too controversial, and would sully the image of such a macho sport,” according to AllHeadlineNews.com.

The remarks earned Akermanis a two-day suspension from his club, the Melbourne-based Western Bulldogs — as well as the anger of fans who reportedly egged his house and car.

How come we never see this type of response when athletes in the U.S. make anti-gay comments?

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