Gay Rugby Player Beaten to the Point Where He May Never Play Again
This is so sad to read. It’s so hard to fathom that this sort of thing is still happening. But I see so much hate for LGBTQIA people all over social media these days I worry about the future. This hate is often fueled by the far right.
In this particular hate crime, a gay rugby player in Ireland was beaten so badly that his ankle was shattered, and one of his eyes was dangerously damaged. Right after it happened, he posted about it on Twitter.
“Last night a stranger called me a faggot before beating the shit out of me,” Somers tweeted from the hospital after the attack. “He left me with a fractured eye socket, 2 fractures in my ankle, a dislocation in my ankle & some other minor injuries.”
Here’s more. This all happened in April and they go into more detail about how he’s doing now. Plus, there are hospital photos of the poor guy. He says he may never be the same again.