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Former Premier League star tweets LGBT support via skeleton jokes

Neville Southall apparently loves the gays, trans people and skeletons.

Wales v Poland
Portrait of Neville Southall of Wales taken before the International Friendly match between Poland and Wales held on May 29, 1991 in Radom, Poland. 
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Former soccer star Neville Southall has taken to Twitter to share messages of inclusion that specifically embrace the LGBT community. And a bunch of them are some sweet but not-too-funny skeleton jokes.

As first noticed by Gay Star News, Southall became a very loud, very proud supporter of LGBT people and equality with this tweet last week:

In response to some feedback he got from followers, Southall then started posting some LGBT jokes involving skeletons because, well, who doesn’t like a good... skeleton joke?

Earlier this month, Southall took aim at the Tories with his skeleton banter.

No matter how off-kilter the wacky jokes are, what isn’t a joke is Southall’s welcome public support for LGBT people and our struggle for equality. Guys like Southall — whose macho, athletic heyday was in the 1980s and ‘90s — are supposed to be big, dumb homophobic jocks. The worst of the worst.

Yet we know now more than ever that’s simply not true. And Southall, with his followers of other macho guys from the ‘80s and ‘90s, is a welcome supporter.

Yes folks, soccer players in the United Kingdom are far more accepting than anyone gives them credit.

For more on Southall’s other pro-LGBT-non-skeleton jokes, visit Gay Star News.

You can find Neville Southall on Twitter.