Scottish referee Craig Napier has come out as gay, the 56 year old was speaking to the media on his announcement and said; “We need to see the climate change so that people feel they can be their true self and live happily and comfortably in their own skin.”
Fair play to him a brave move and one that shouldn’t be a big thing anymore. Hopefully he receives support for this and doesn’t get any online abuse. Football is a very man’s man world and someone coming out gay can be quite difficult.
Craig Napier, a Scottish category one referee, has come out as gay, saying "we need to see the climate change".
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) June 2, 2022
“We need to see the climate change so that people feel they can be their true self and live happily and comfortably in their own skin.”
An important conversation with Category One referee Craig Napier. pic.twitter.com/bYygya2k23
— Scottish FA (@ScottishFA) June 2, 2022
"I’ve had great support and the response to the video interview has been pretty humbling. I’m glad I can offer a different perspective and maybe a bit of hope."
Craig Napier has reflected on the widespread support he has received over the last 24 hours.https://t.co/ESRzqMLUkU
— Scottish FA (@ScottishFA) June 3, 2022
Especially up in Scotland where it’s very much old school football, we wish Craig Napier all the best with this announcement.