Outrage After Greg Rutherford Posts His Friends Shocking Text Conversation

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A friend of Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford claims he was denied the right to rent a room in London with his boyfriend because they are gay.

George Poole and his boyfriend Matthew Greenaway were told they  could not join a house share in Clapham, south London because they were not a “regular couple“.

 

 

 

Long jumper Greg Rutherford, whose girlfriend is a friend of Mr Poole’s, shared a picture of the text exchange on Twitter yesterday, and it quickly sparked outrage and was retweeted thousands of times. 

It is illegal for a landlord to refuse to rent premises to someone because of their sexual orientation under the Equality Act 2010.

 

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George and Matthew (above) are said to be very pleased by all of the supportive responses that they have received via Twitter.  

It’s a shame that even today a gay couple are being bracketed as “irregular” by some people. Let’s be honest, George and Matthew probably don’t want to live with people like this anyway. 

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