Last quote by Ryan Atkin
If people are making homophobic marks it should be the same as racist remarks, they should be removed from the ground and receive bans. I want to be judged as a referee not as a gay referee, I want to be respected on the pitch.feedback
Ryan Atkin has most recently been quoted in an article called Ryan Atkin Is First Openly Gay Professional in English Soccer - NBC News. Ryan Atkin said, “[Soccer] … will change gradually over time. As we evolve as a society and more people create an environment where they can be themselves, [soccer] will change.”. Ryan Atkin has been quoted a grand total of 3 times in 2 articles.
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Quotes by Ryan Atkin
Aug 16 2017
[Soccer] … will change gradually over time. As we evolve as a society and more people create an environment where they can be themselves, [soccer] will change.feedback
Aug 10 2017
Role models are important to show that being gay and being interested in football are by no means mutually exclusive. Homophobia is still a problem but things are improving all the time. You can change the game and culture by changing your mind. Referees get a lot of stick for a number of reasons but their sexual orientation cannot be one of them.feedback
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