Gareth Southgate is adamant gay players would be accepted in football dressing rooms.

In a blog last week, Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard claimed homosexuals were "in need of a hero" and the lack of role models within football are preventing more gay people from coming out.

Southgate, a former England international and recently departed FA Head of Elite Development, accepts reaction from the terraces may not be particularly pleasant, but told BBC Sport: "I'm sure there might be some reaction from crowds, but within dressing rooms I think it would be accepted."

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