Is it a coincidence that rugby is both one of the toughest sports in the world and one of the most pro-gay? Eh, probably. But who knows? Maybe if you dig around in there you'll find a correlation.
Anyway, British rugby player James Haskell recently spoke toAttitude magazine about his gay following on Twitter and his newfound status as a gay mini-icon in the world of sports (via Towleroad).
"I’ve got a big gay following on Twitter so it’s an honour for me to be in Attitude. I’m surprised that across all sports more people haven’t come out because going by sheer statistics there have to be lots of gay sportsmen, right? I hate the idea of people feeling they can’t just be themselves and personally I wouldn’t give a s**t if any of my team-mates were gay."
Well, clearly the guy has a good head on his shoulders and seems like a genuinely decent person. Is there any way we could possibly put a cherry on top of this Sunday?
[Image via @AttitudeMag on Twitter]
Oh god, *SPLOOSH*.
So now he's smart, well-mannered and a goddamn brickwall of a man. Jesus dubstepping Christ. The really hot thing is, he looks like he'd be a bruiser, but at the same time he'd be all gentlemanly about it. Like, he'd wrestle you down during sex but only if you talked about it beforehand and he knew that you were into it and had your express consent and all that. (Was that weird? Yeah, maybe a little.)