Marcoussis (France) – Rugby "must" support the fight against homophobia, French coach Jacques Brunel said Thursday, whose team will wear Saturday against Fiji rainbow laces in support of Gareth Thomas, the former Welsh international victim of an attack considered homophobic.
The versatile old three-quarters "he asked all nations for an act he suffered. I believe that rugby should support this cause"Brunel said on the sidelines of the announcement of his team's composition against Fijians.
"We will show our total disagreement with these behaviors"added Brunel, noting that the French are the"first"have answered Thomas's call.
Selected 100 times in the Wales team and captain of the British and Irish Lions team, Gareth Thomas, 44, announced on Sunday that he was the victim of a homophobic attack in Cardiff through a video he hopes "positive".
It appears with bruises on the left side of the face and on the skull.
Gareth Thomas retired in 2011 and has since campaigned for gay rights.
The question of accepting homosexuality in rugby came in the spring when Australian Australian Folau embarrassed his federation by saying that homosexuals were destined to enterhellHis teammate David Pocock, a gay marriage activist, disagreed with his back, but said that did not stop them from playing together.