Last night Australian cricketer James Faulkner he announced that he was gay in an Instagram post. The post started widespread discussion when he posted a photograph with his mother and a male friend. He wrote on Monday night that he was having "dinner with the boyfriend" and adding a hashtag of "together for five years" alongside a photograph of his mother and Rob Jubb.
The post went viral and everyone assumed that Faulkner was coming out on his sexuality as wishes started pouring in for the Aussie pacer. Even his current and former teammates like Glenn Maxwell, Shaun Tait, David Warner and Brett Lee had congratulated him on the fact.
Now Faulkner has clarified that news was “misinterpreted” by everyone. Faulkner has now come out and stated that he is not gay and Jubb is his best friend while being a “house mate”.
Faulkner posted on Instagram, "There seems to be a misunderstanding about my post from last night, I am not gay, however it has been fantastic to see the support from and for the LBGT community. "Let's never forget love is love, however @robjubbsta is just a great friend. Last night marked five years of being house mates! Good on everyone for being so supportive,"
Faulkner’s original post had drawn more than 18,000 likes and over 800 comments while plenty of his followers had applauded him for his courage to come out of the closet.