British football: A teenage footballer from the Championship is reported to come out as gay

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British football, A teenage footballer from the Championship is reported to come out as gay

British football: A teenage footballer from the Championship is reported to come out as gay next week. This was reported by The Sun, according to which: “The player told club officials and his manager about this a few weeks ago and his family already knew. The club made it very clear it was his decision and they would back what he wanted to do.

“He told his teammates, some as recently as Friday, and they offered him their backing too. Football dressing rooms have moved with the times and none of the players see it as a big deal. They are all more interested in how he plays and trains. He is a highly valued member of the team.”

British football: Only current openly gay male professional player in the country

However, in doing so the teenager will become the only current openly gay male professional player in Britain.

Australia’s Adelaide United player, Josh Cavallo is the only current male player in world football who has come out as gay. Cavallo has reacted to this, mentioning: “This is very encouraging news and shows the positive steps that have been taken in society and in football.

“I am sure he will get a positive reaction and it may pave the way for others.

“I’m a footballer and I’m gay. All I want to do is play football and be treated equally. It’s been a journey to get to this point in my life, but I couldn’t be happier with my decision to come out.

“I have been fighting with my sexuality for six years now, and I’m glad I can put that to rest.

“At the end of the day, I just wanted to be happy. This is bigger than football, it’s my life. I’d go home and I wasn’t happy. It just slowly eats away at you and it’s not something I wish upon anyone.”

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