In the emotive video named ‘Josh’s Truth,’ Josh Cavallo added, “I’m a footballer and I’m homosexual.” “I just want to play football and be treated fairly.”
“I’m sure there are more players who are silent,” the 21-year-old continued. “I want to help alter that by demonstrating that everyone is welcome in football and deserves the freedom to be themselves.”
Josh Cavallo Twitter account was used to publish the video, which was accompanied by a message.
Cavallo’s declaration makes him the only openly homosexual top-flight male footballer currently active.
“I’ve had to learn to disguise my sentiments as a homosexual closeted athlete in order to fit the mould of a professional footballer,” Josh Cavallo wrote. “As a homosexual footballer, I’m aware that there are others who live in quiet.”
“I want to help alter that by demonstrating that everyone is welcome in football and deserves the freedom to be themselves.”
Gerard Piqué, a standout defender for Barcelona, came to Twitter to express his support for Cavallo, writing: “I’d want to express my gratitude for taking this step. You are assisting us in moving forward in the world of football.”
Cavallo is a fan of Andy Brennan, a former A-League player who became the first Australian professional male football player to officially come out while playing in 2019.
Thomas Hitzlsperger, a former Germany international, came out as homosexual in 2014, a year after announcing his retirement from football.
When he retired from professional football in February 2013, American international Robbie Rogers revealed he was homosexual, but he returned three months later with MLS team LA Galaxy and won the MLS Cup.
This article was co-written by Matias Grez.