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Gerrard voted ‘hottest player’ by gay men

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Gay men in the UK have voted Liverpool's Steven Gerrard the' hottest player' in the Premier League after an online poll.

Gerrard won the voted conducted by, the UK's largest online gay dating website ahead of former team-mate Fernando Torres and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard who finished second and third respectively.

Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas finished fourth in the voting.

Tottenham's Peter Crouch was bottom of the voting after receiving just two per cent of the 4,200 votes cast.

The website also conducted other polls such as worst hair (Wayne Rooney) and best-looking team (Manchester United).

A worrying 12 per cent of the people who took part in the survey also said that they would not feel safe at a Premier League match due to homophobia and a whopping two thirds of those involved in the poll said they did not attend football matches.

"It's not surprising that only a small number of gay men go to football matches,"

"What is shocking is that so many aren't going because they're worried about their safety due to homophobia within the sport."

England cricket player Steven Davies and Welsh rugby star Gareth Thomas both recently came out in high profile cases, but there are currently no openly gay footballers in England's top four divisions.

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