Thanks to Gay Star News for pointing to this story in the Manchester Evening News:
Former Manchester City midfielder Ian Bishop has admitted his playing career was blighted by rumours he was gay – and claimed it could have prevented him playing for England.
Rumours spread that Bishop was involved in a relationship with former City and West Ham player Trevor Morley.
Bishop, who now lives in America, hit out at the treatment he received at away grounds and revealed his belief that the rumours could have prevented him from representing his
“I’ve never known something so ridiculous in my life,” said Bishop.