Football.  All Blacks come out ex: He wants to pave the way for others

Football. All Blacks come out ex: He wants to pave the way for others

Campbell Johnston, who has been called up 3 times to the All Blacks, is just out. (© illustration Icon Sport)

Former columnist for Biarritz (between 2008 and 2012), Campbell Johnston, express it openly to him OutThis Monday, January 30, 2023, during an interview with Channel New Zealand OneNews.

This is an amazing first time for a player to wear the national team shirt All black (He had three selections in 2005).

The first of its kind for all blacks

Since the peak of 43 years and his three selections with New Zealand, Campbell Johnson is making a big step for domestic rugby, and perhaps even opening the way for others. If I could be the first all Black In coming out as gay and helping prevent stigma around these issues can help others. Everyone will know there is one among the All Blacks,” the player explained, emphasizing:

It may be one of the last pieces of the (acceptance of) the general panorama of New Zealand sport and it may be a vital piece allowing everyone to move forward.

Campbell JohnstonFormer columnist for All Blacks and Biarritz

Welcome word

In a tweet, the All Blacks welcomed their former teammate’s brave gesture, recalling a crucial speech for the future.

Current Managing Director of the New Zealand Rugby Team Mark Robinson He also affirmed his full support for his former field comrade. “On behalf of the New Zealand rugby community and as a former teammate, I would like to thank and support Campbell for sharing his true story.”

READ  WRC, Hayden Paddon returns this season! - Le Mag Sport Auto
Campbell Johnston here on the left, along with Romain Therrien and Sylvain Marconnet in Biarritz in 2009.
Campbell Johnston here on the left, along with Romain Therrien and Sylvain Marconnet in Biarritz in 2009. (© Icon Sports)

Finally the New Zealand Minister of Sports Grant Robertsonwho is gay himself, also called the announcement a “huge moment” and thanked Campbell-Johnston for his “leadership” on Instagram.

Videos: Currently at Actu

The former prop is now joining other top players and referees such as Gareth ThomasAnd Nigel Owensas that was recently Nick McCarthy in their exit.

Every day, receive our best articles in your mailbox with the Actu Rugby newsletter. Sign up here, it’s free!

Follow all the news from your favorite cities and media by subscribing to news.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *