The Premier League player addressed mounting speculation about his sexuality via Twitter on January 16th. He wrote that all gay people in general and footballers in part deserve respect and support and they can count on him in it as coming out is a brave step, especially in sport, these people deserve admiration. But he is not one of them, the sportsman ensures. The footballer’s announcement, with its message of acceptance for gay players, was met with a shower of praise from fans. Many Chelsea followers told their midfielder that all they are bothered about is his playing abilities – if he can p0lay well, the rest does not matter. If he wants his private life to be private, then they will respect it, it is not their business whom he loves, but they are fascinated with the support he gives to the LGBT community. This was a welcome response, considering that players like his fellow Chelsea teammate Olivier Giroud, as well as Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin and Danny Welbeck have all recently spoken out about homophobia in football.