Adelaide United’s Josh Cavallo has announced himself as the only gay male professional footballer in the world after coming out in an emotional post on social media.
The 21-year-old young Socceroos made the announcement on Wednesday, declaring he was “proud to publicly announce I am gay” in a statement on Twitter.
Cavallo is the first openly gay male athlete to play in the A-League and the only male professional in the world.
He said he wanted to create a safe space for others to come forward.
In his statement, Cavallo said he knew the potential negative repercussions of his announcement but hoped his decision to come out would inspire other closeted male footballers and “show that everyone is welcome in the game of football”.
- Is anyone buying the bullshit that being gay is in any way detrimental or negative in 2021 Australia? What negative repercussions are they talking about?
- The only openly gay male professional in the world? Is there a database for these things or is MSM now so devoid of integrity that they want me to believe that the most popular sport in the world does not have a single gay player?
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