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"The overwhelming support" a silver lining to the confusion of James Faulkner "boyfriend"



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Former Australia cricket star Women Alex Blackwell hopes James Faulkner "was seen to go" from the & # 39 is a sign that the first male star does make it will be given "overwhelming support" from the country's sports fans.

Cricket Australia released a statement on Tuesday in support of Faulkner distorted the message of social media, leading news agencies inform the winner of the World Cup was in a relationship of same-sex.

Faulkner wrote on Instagram, he was for the "dinner with her boyfriend" and added the hashtag of "together for five years," next to a photograph of his mother and Rob Jabba.

Australian cricketer James Faulkner, left, with his next door neighbor for five years, Rob Jabba.

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Australian cricketer James Faulkner, left, with his next door neighbor for five years, Rob Jabba.

He later issued a statement saying Zhubb was "a great friend" and the night to mark five years since residents. He said that the confusion "misunderstanding".

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Previous match Brett Lee, Shaun Tait and Isa Guha were among those to express their support for Faulkner in social networks. Faulkner, however, also criticism for the light suras & # 39; oznay problem in the gay community.

Blackwell, winner of the World Cup and World T20 and current member of the Cricket NSW Board, who married his wife in England in 2015, said after Faulkner is in "very bad taste", when done as a "joke deliberately misleading and make the light Companies with same-sex relationships. "

"If the post was not intended as a joke, I think it shows how easily a person can mislead their comments on social media," said Blackwell.

"The answer to this comes from the imaginary male role model was extremely positive in the sport.

"I hope this means that when we see the real story coming out of men's professional cricketer in Australia, there will be nothing but a huge support.

"While the athlete's sexuality should not be newsworthy, unfortunately, it will be because that openly LGBT people are under-represented in sports, especially for men, which is understandable, while homophobia in sport remains alarmingly common of & # 39; a reality.

"I have seen first-hand the great work that Cricket Australia is doing to ensure that all cricketers feel welcome and free to be all of who they are or from the field. I continue to support the efforts of the CA, in particular, the inclusion of LGBTI. "

The former England wicket Steven Davis is the only male player in international cricket, he has announced that he is gay.

Faulkner said it was "fantastic" to see the support of the "LBGT community."

"Let's not forget, love is love, but @robjubbsta just a great friend. marked five years last night to be friends at home! Well at all for the fact that he supports, "writes Faulkner.

Former Australian women's cricket star Alex Blackwell says that she hopes that James Faulkner is not trying to deliberately misleading his "boyfriend" post.

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Former Australian women's cricket star Alex Blackwell says that she hopes that James Faulkner is not trying to deliberately misleading his "boyfriend" post.

CA has issued a statement that involves a misunderstanding was the result of the media do not contact Faulkner explanation.

"Fighting Australia does not consider it a social commentary on the morning of James Faulkner to be a joke, and not James," said California.

"His remark was made as a true reflection of his relationship with his business partner, best friend and partner of the house five years. He has not contacted the explanation before, some media reported his position as Instagram & # 39 announcement of a homosexual relationship.

"James and CA support LGBQTI community and recognizes the leaves can be an incredibly emotional moment. The message was not in any way meant to make light of it and, although the support was overwhelming and the positive side of the community. Cricket Australia apologizes for any unintentional offense ".

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