Abbie Chatfield has harshly criticised the National Rugby League calling for players to resign after refusing to wear LGBT+ pride jerseys.
After the club stated that the jersey with faint rainbow stripes would be worn as a one-off for this week’s game against the Roosters, seven Manly Sea Eagles players indicated that they would not be participating in the game.
Due to their religious convictions, the players are against the idea of wearing the shirt that advocates the inclusion of LGBT+ individuals in the National Rugby League.
During an episode of her podcast titled “Hot Nights With Abbie Chatfield,” Abbie, who has a long history of being an outspoken supporter of the LGBT community, criticized the players.
She remarked on her homophobia on Monday evening, saying, “I’m sorry that you are homophobic; you are so homophobic.”
“I mean, I can’t say this on radio; but, you should just put a stop to it.”
The 27-year-old player further criticised the hypocrisy of NRL stars, saying that they have no problem playing in stadiums covered in alcohol and gambling sponsors, even if doing so would also be considered “a sin.”
On Tuesday morning, Kyle Sandilands and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson expressed a feeling that was quite similar to one another. They criticised the players for having a double standard.
The radio hosts posed the issue, “Why do some players refuse to support the LGBT+ community when the Sea Eagles’ principal sponsor is a gambling corporation called Pointsbet, and their home stadium is named after an alcoholic brewing company?”