Yoann Lemaire, Gay Soccer Player, Rejected By Team

Reports: French Soccer Team REJECTS Gay Player After 14 Years

Yoann Lemaire, a gay soccer player, has been rejected by his French team, according to reports. The Canadian Press reports that Lemaire spent 14 years with FC Chooz, but the team "won't register him again to avoid any 'trouble' with his teammates."

According to Out Sports, one of Lemaire's teammates "made homophobic comments in front of a TV camera" in May 2009, which led to Lemaire taking a sabbatical from the club. Now Lemaire wants to return to the team, but the club refuses to accept him.

According to a translated Le Monde article, Lemaire published a book about his experience following his teammate's televised remarks.

The gay soccer organization Paris Foot Gay is reportedly pushing for the French Football Federation to impose sanctions against FC Chooz.

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