I am a Football Player and I am Gay – The Coming Out Story of an Australian Football Player

Adelaide United player Josh Cavallo has come out and at the moment he is the only top-level professional in the world to have said it out loud.

The 21-year-old footballer wrote on social media that he was ready to talk about something personal. “I am a football player and I am gay. The only thing I want to do is to play football and to be equal.” – said the midfielder.

“I have been fighting with my sexuality for six years now, and I’m glad I can put that to rest. I am tired of trying to perform at my best and to live this double life, it’s exhausting.”- says Josh Cavallo.

According to Josh, this has affected his mental state as well, he was “going into dark places”. “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.”

A famous football player, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has responded to the coming out of Cavallo: “You are a Champion. Football is for everybody. Big respect.”

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