Former Wales captain Gareth Thomas has revealed he was the victim of an alleged homophobic attack in Cardiff on Saturday night.
A visibly shaken Thomas, who came out as gay in 2009, revealed in a video posted on his Twitter account that he wanted to spread a ‘positive message’ after being exposed to an alleged hate crime due to his sexuality.
— Gareth Thomas (@gareththomas14) November 18, 2018
Thomas, who came out as gay in 2009 and made over 100 test appearances for his country, said he was posting the video to spread a “positive message” in the aftermath of the alleged hate crime.
“This morning I decided to make what I hope will be a positive video,” Thomas said.
“Last night I was the victim in my home city of a hate crime for my sexuality.
“Why I want it to be positive because I want to say thank you to the police who were involved and have allowed me to do restorative justice with the people who did this because I thought they could learn more this way than any other way.
“And also to the people of Cardiff who supported me and helped me because there’s a lot of people out there who want to hurt us. But, unfortunately for them, there’s a lot more who want to help us heal. So this, I hope, will be a positive message.”