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Spain’s first openly gay soccer ref quits over fans’ homophobia

Jesús Tomillero

Spain’s first openly gay soccer referee has decided to quit after continuously enduring homophobic abuse from the sport’s fans.

Jesús Tomillero, 21, said being a referee has been his “greatest passion,” but that it’s not enough to continue hearing slurs shouted at him from the stands as he tries to do his job.