Ben Cohen: Hot, Hairy, Huge Award Winner

By: Jackson Lourd
5.5.2011

Our favorite rugby superstar/straight ally — that would be Ben Cohen — has been voted Player of the Year by supporters of the Rugby Union team Sale Sharks.

Cohen was unable to attend in person due to preparations for his upcoming Acceptance Tour to help combat homophobia in sports, but issued the following statement to acknowledge the honor:

'I am really touched by this and have had some lovely comments. I was really sad to leave Sale and it was disappointing that things ended abruptly when I was injured during the match against Gloucester. However, I have really enjoyed my time at Sale. The boys are a great bunch and the supporters have been second to none throughout. I just want to officially say 'thank you' to everyone and whatever the future holds it will be good to keep in touch. With Twitter and Facebook we should be able to do that. Good luck to the team next year - lots of changes and exciting times ahead for us all."

229148_1942849458244_1452690018_2153760_1893014_n Our favorite rugby superstar/straight ally — that would be Ben Cohen — has been voted Player of the Year by supporters of the Rugby Union team Sale Sharks.

Cohen was unable to attend in person due to preparations for his upcoming Acceptance Tour to help combat homophobia in sports, but issued the following statement to acknowledge the honor:

'I am really touched by this and have had some lovely comments. I was really sad to leave Sale and it was disappointing that things ended abruptly when I was injured during the match against Gloucester. However, I have really enjoyed my time at Sale. The boys are a great bunch and the supporters have been second to none throughout. I just want to officially say 'thank you' to everyone and whatever the future holds it will be good to keep in touch. With Twitter and Facebook we should be able to do that. Good luck to the team next year - lots of changes and exciting times ahead for us all."

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