James Faulkner incorrectly outed as the first Australian men's cricketer to come out of the closet.

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FRUMPY

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Does the media who took this small exposure and threw it into the wind of a much larger exposure have a duty to the story at all?

They are the ones who made something of this. Maybe they could ring James and ask for comment before pressing publish.
That's called journalism, died 10 years ago
 

halalsnackpack

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You just feel like Cricket Australia have gone into damage control to avoid losing millions of Indian and Pakistani social media followers, don't you?
 

Keith Ape

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At first I was like "Good for you, James" and then I was like "Haha, you're an idiot James"

Nothing more to it. Anyone upset by it needs their head checked. The person who wrote the article needs to reassess their employment.
 

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Does the media who took this small exposure and threw it into the wind of a much larger exposure have a duty to the story at all?

They are the ones who made something of this. Maybe they could ring James and ask for comment before pressing publish.
Both have a responsibility - the media should've fact checked by Faulkner is not blameless.
 

regpies

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The messages from a couple team mates with messages of support read like he is and they all knew it. Feel sorry for him if Cricket Aus have tried to spin and deny it.
 

00Stinger

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James Faulkner says "hold my beer" after seeing Israel Falou and Gary Ablett last week.

What a bad joke to make.
so in 2019 it is fine for a heterosexual women to call her female friend her girlfriend. But it is not ok for a heterosexual male to refer to his male friend as a boyfriend?
 

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so in 2019 it is fine for a heterosexual women to call her female friend her girlfriend. But it is not ok for a heterosexual male to refer to his male friend as a boyfriend?
Is the #togetherfor5years that women don't add to their girlfriends post, followed by teammates praising his courage for coming out and even "Great courage mate, bet u feel better."
 

Bomberboyokay

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Maybe he's not gay but bisexual and prefers women but happens to be in a relationship with a man. Would explain the reversal if he doesn't want to explain all that.
 

Leeda

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lol whether it is true or not.. whether it matters or not.. the funniest thing is that it causes such chat..

good it is that we can perhaps joke or perhaps stutter mentally.. and the world doesn't self destruct...
 

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Not that I speak for everyone in my position, but I am gay and in the exact same position who people believe Faulkner’s post has damaged. I have told 3 of my closest friends I’m gay (and no one more, definitely not in the foreseeable future) and I could not care less about this ‘scandal’. People just love feeling offended tbh.
 

Balony_pony16

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Not that I speak for everyone in my position, but I am gay and in the exact same position who people believe Faulkner’s post has damaged. I have told 3 of my closest friends I’m gay (and no one more, definitely not in the foreseeable future) and I could not care less about this ‘scandal’. People just love feeling offended tbh.
I think people should be more positive of the reaction he got from others who thought he was coming out. No one cared and offered good support. Athletes thinking of coming out should look at how positive it could be imo
 

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