[VIDEO] Josh Cavallo, first footballer to come out of the closet: “I know other players who live it in silence”

He came out of the closet. The 21-year-old Australian player Josh Cavallo, in social networks it was openly declared homosexual, confession he made through a video broadcast on his social networks that has a duration of 2 minutes and 50 seconds.

Horse frente a the camera of what for many was his best kept secret and assured that he did so because he was living “a double life.”

“There is something I want to share: I’m a footballer and I’m gay ”, were the first words the footballer spoke.

Added that “It has been a long journey to get to this point, but I couldn’t be happier with my decision to come out. “

He also explained that He grew up being gay and playing footballThey were simply two worlds that hadn’t crossed before.

The footballer said that he got tired of fighting against himself and after doing it for six years.

He also indicated that after revealing his sexual orientation he feels calmer and within minutes he received congratulations from his partner who praised his courage.

“I want to show that everyone is welcome in football and they deserve to be themselves, they want to help other players in my situation, that they do not feel alone ”, he pointed out.

Gerard Piqué, Antoine Griezmann and teams like Barcelona, Arsenal, Liverpool y Juventus were some who expressed their support for the athlete.