They criticize Cañizares for what he said after learning that a footballer is gay

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Cañizares, in a match with Valencia legends.

Santiago Cañizares, exporter for Valencia, Real Madrid and the Spanish team, is receiving criticism for his words after Josh Cavallo, Adelaide United footballer, made his homosexuality public.

“You are talking that, by percentage, in soccer there should be gay players. I have not met any, honestly. And I have been a companion of many and I have not met any “, has stated on Radio Marca.

“Statistically this is a very debatable situation. Statistically in sectors of fashion, aesthetics, television, because surely the statistics of homosexuality is much higher than in other sectors such as football. That is my point of view ”, he assured.

“So, I haven’t necessarily had to come across one. When I have come across someone it is when I have worked on television, when I have gone to record an advertisement or when I have gone to a parade. There I have come across many more than the usual percentage. Because they are sectors where there are more people. I don’t know any of them in football ”, he declared.

Asked why in those other sectors there are more gays than in soccer, Cañizares has assured: “I, if I am homosexual or I am heterosexual, nobody deprives me of not dedicating myself to what I want.”

“If football were a place where there is a large percentage of homosexuals, none of them would hesitate to say: ‘Let’s play football, which is what I feel like.’ But I get the feeling that this percentage in football and in other sports decreases. I don’t remember seeing. I may have suspected someone because of: ‘This boy does not have a partner, maybe he is not heterosexual’. But I have not seen him with a partner who may think he is homosexual. I cannot think for that reason that he is homosexual ”, has continued.

“I can’t go to Telecinco and say: ‘Is there the usual percentage of homosexuals here? There’s no more. Because that is how the chain considers it or that is how they have developed their profession ”, he has settled.

After that, the comedian Miguel Lago has stated in the program of Cuatro The Teloneros: “I’m going to pay more attention to the dressing room than to the fans. What Santiago Cañizares has said, and I name him because the statements are his, that he has never crossed paths with a gay man … that is a lie ”.

“Phrases like that of Cañizares and so many other people have done a lot of damage and I will say it to him if one day we cross paths. I have crossed them to me and I do not want to talk anymore ”, he added.

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