Should same sex couples in AFLW be promoted as news?

tigermike

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Yes I am old-fashioned but I don't like Fox online promoting Watson and Prespakis as a same sex AFLW couple. Apparently this is news-worthy but we don't openly hear about any same sex couples among the AFL players. I'd prefer these couples to keep their friendships to themselves and not have it put on public display.
 

RoarEmotion

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I don’t like it when the banana I bought on Tuesday goes off by Wednesday and turns mushy .... but ive learnt to deal with the reality of the situation and buy more green ones that last longer ... now you all know too.
 
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Brodders17

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Yes I am old-fashioned but I don't like Fox online promoting Watson and Prespakis as a same sex AFLW couple. Apparently this is news-worthy but we don't openly hear about any same sex couples among the AFL players. I'd prefer these couples to keep their friendships to themselves and not have it put on public display.
Agree. they shouldnt promote siblings playing against each other either. they should keep those relationships private.
 

Ian4

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i think the openness of gay AFLW players will help end the social stigma of gay players in the AFL, meaning they won’t need to keep it in the closest if they don’t wish to.
 

eZyT

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If the couples being made news are Ok, im Ok.

But as we become a more tolerant society,

the way in which a person decides to harmlessly mingle their genitals really should not be news.
 

hutstar

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If the couples being made news are Ok, im Ok.

But as we become a more tolerant society,

the way in which a person decides to harmlessly mingle their genitals really should not be news.
Indeed, but I think the point here is that they're both AFLW players. If for instance Dusty and Cotch hooked up (and let's face it, it's not entirely out of the question) it would be the kind of news that gets it's own show on Fox Footy. So the newsworthiness is in the uniqueness of the situation not strictly that they're gay.
 
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Baloo

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I'd rather read about a same-sex couples rather than Jimmy and Nadia
 
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TigerMasochist

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Reckon the media is simply manipulating the system, waiting for the big money news breaker of a male AFL player leaping out of the closet.
Media's been steadily pushing since Erin Phillips n her partner went the public pash n then Mo Hope n her partner. They keep pumping up the same sex scenario regarding the women while drooling over the probability of a male outing himself. Nothing to do with accepting that it simply exists, all about the chance to pump up the hype n " knock down the wall ".
 

The Big Richo

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Reckon the media is simply manipulating the system, waiting for the big money news breaker of a male AFL player leaping out of the closet.
Media's been steadily pushing since Erin Phillips n her partner went the public pash n then Mo Hope n her partner. They keep pumping up the same sex scenario regarding the women while drooling over the probability of a male outing himself. Nothing to do with accepting that it simply exists, all about the chance to pump up the hype n " knock down the wall ".
To be fair to the media there is at least one player at a Melbourne club who is known to be gay.

The player in question does not hide his sexuality but choses to be discrete and out of the public eye and to date no-one has intruded on that.
 

yandb

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My Daughter's friend was a trainer at a woman football club and observed that about 80% of the players were lesbian so it would stand to reason that some were couples.

In the mens football maybe and that is a big maybe you may have one or two gay players at a club so the odds of getting a gay couple at a club would be very slim.
 

HR

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To be fair to the media there is at least one player at a Melbourne club who is known to be gay.

The player in question does not hide his sexuality but choses to be discrete and out of the public eye and to date no-one has intruded on that.
And you know what BR, this bloke is more news worthy than a couple of loved up sheilas. Maybe none of it is news worthy, but every news outlet needs an earn.