Why are so many sports seen as being homophobic?
There was an article posted online today in the UK about homosexuals in soccer and the absolute lack of guys that are openly gay. It mentioned how in the last 20 years only two have come out, but the main theme in the article, which came from an ex-professional, was that the players would be fine with it, but it is the crowds that are the problem.
The point being made was that the player would need to put up with so much abuse from the stands that it would be too much for them so they keep quiet about their sexuality until they retire.
The question is, why would there be such a reaction? Is it a mob mentality? Are sports one of the last major barriers to be broken down in this way?