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James Faulkner makes ambiguous Instagram post sparking ‘gay relationship’ rumours

Australian cricketer James Faulkner sparks social media frenzy as he appears to announce ‘same sex relationship’ on Instagram – before changing his post

  • Faulkner, 29, shared a photo of himself with ‘boyfriend’ Rob Jubb on Monday 
  • Fellow Australian cricketers commented on post saying he had shown courage
  • Faulkner later edited the caption on Instagram to include the words ‘best mate’
  • If Faulkner has come out, he would be the first Australian male player to do so 

Cricketer James Faulkner has sparked speculation about his personal life with an ambiguous social media post that turned out to be a joke.

Faulkner, 29, shared a photo of himself with his ‘boyfriend’ Rob Jubb and mother Roslyn to Instagram on Monday.

‘Birthday dinner with the boyfriend and my mother #togetherfor5years,’ he captioned the post.

However it was later revealed that Faulkner was not gay. 

Faulkner, 29, shared a photo of himself with his ‘boyfriend’ Rob Jubb and mother Roslyn to Instagram on Monday

Fellow Australian cricketers including Glenn Maxwell, Brett Lee and Shaun Tait commented on the post, saying he had shown ‘great courage’. 

Channel Nine TV presenter Erin Molan also responded to the post with ‘heart eyes’ emojis. 

Faulkner later edited the caption, adding ‘best mate!!!’ in brackets after the word ‘boyfriend’.

The player also tweeted the photo and the same caption, but has not updated his tweet to include the words ‘best mate’.  

A Cricket Tasmania spokesperson told News Corp that Faulkner was not gay, and a Cricket Australia spokesperson said the post had been ‘misinterpreted’.

The man Faulkner was pictured with was his ‘business partner’, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. 

More to come 

Faulkner later edited the caption, adding 'best mate!!!' in brackets after the word 'boyfriend'

Faulkner later edited the caption, adding ‘best mate!!!’ in brackets after the word ‘boyfriend’

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