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Stokes hailed for saving gay duo from homophobic attacks

by Sahir Usman Oct 28, 2017 • 16:20 PM

London, Oct 28 - With his participation in the upcoming Ashes still under a cloud following the brawl outside a nightclub in Bristol last month, controversial English all-rounder Ben Stokes found the backing of two gay men, who praised him for defending the duo from a homophobic attack that night.

According to a report by The Sun, two gay men Kai Barry (26) and Billy O'Connell (20) supported the claim made by Stokes in the wake of his arrest on suspicion of actual bodily harm, of coming to their defence when they were subjected to homophobic attacks.

Barry and O'Connell claimed they met Stokes and Alex Hales in a nightclub on the evening of September 24 (after England's ODI victory over the West Indies) and Stokes bought them drinks. 

They said they had no idea they were cricketers.

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