Adelaide United Josh Cavallo revealed that he is overwhelmed by the support he has received after he came out as gay to the world. In doing so, Cavallo became the first professional football player to do so. Cavallo released a video on social media a couple of days back revealing his battle against his sexuality for the past six years as well as expressing his happiness about his decision. Adelaide United described him as a very brave person while Gerrard Pique thanked him for being ahead of football.

“I want to get a message across to the world to show that it doesn’t matter who you are, what you believe in, or what culture or background you come from, everyone is accepted in football. It should be based on your talent not on what you look like or believe in.” Adelaide United midfielder Josh Cavallo said. “At the end of the day, we are in 2021 and it’s time to change this in football. To have this day today, I’m so overwhelmed and happy with the response I’ve received.”

“I was very shocked and taken aback by the fact that the news went around the world. I am so honored and grateful that clubs are getting around me, players are getting around me and I’ll get round to replying to everyone eventually, I am grateful for your support so thank you, everyone,” he added. “I struggled a lot not being able to look up to someone and knowing that no one has done this before so it was hard for me to come out and it took me about six years. So I understand the pain, I know what it feels like to be in the shadows and live a double life and lie to the people that you care about.”

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