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Exclusive interview: Openly gay referee Ryan Atkin – 'The climate has to be right for a player to come out' – Telegraph.co.uk | Gay News Today

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Exclusive interview: Openly gay referee Ryan Atkin – ‘The climate has to be right for a player to come out’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Eastbourne Borough and Welling United have just played out a drab goalless draw in the National League South. Both teams are trudging off Eastbourne’s 3G pitch still looking for their first win of the new season as the 521-strong crowd make their way to their cars or to the adjacent Langney Sports Club for one last drink.

All seem oblivious to having just been part of a moment of footballing history: the first match in England to be overseen by an openly gay professional referee.

But that is exactly how Ryan Atkin would have wanted it.

“Fantastic,” he says, looking back on the landmark occasion the morning after Tuesday night’s game and pointing out that it is a referee’s job to go unnoticed.

Not that he could have known that would be the case at Priory Park given his decision to come out publicly five days earlier, becoming the first professional official in England to do so.

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Almost a week…

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