Former Wales Rugby captain Gareth Thomas stated he was the victim of a”hate crime” in Cardiff because of his sexuality on Saturday night.
He thanked police who helped and enabled him to”do justice” since he felt those responsible”could learn more that way”.
The centre appeared in a Twitter movie with bruises and cuts, saying he desired borders to come from it.
South Wales Police wouldn’t comment on the episode.
Thomas, 44, from Bridgend won 100 caps for Wales and captained the British Lions and the side.
He disclosed he was homosexual in 2009, saying he had hidden his sexuality for years.
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From the video, Thomas explained:”Last night I was the victim in my home town of a hate crime because of my novelty.”
But he amazes the people of Cardiff who helped, including:”There are still an awful lot of people out there who want to hurt usbut sadly for them is far more who want to help us cure so this I expect will be a positive message.”