‘A courageous step’: What impact will queer footballer Josh Cavallo’s announcement have

‘A courageous step’: What impact will queer footballer Josh Cavallo’s announcement have

On Wednesday, Josh Cavallo made history when he became the only openly gay current top-tier professional footballer in the world after he came out in an emotional video and open letter on social media.

The 21-year-old Adelaide United midfielder had struggled with his sexuality for years and said being closeted had negatively impacted his mental health.

Despite his fears around what coming out would mean for his career as a professional footballer, Cavallo was overwhelmed with support from around the world, including from other professional players at some of the world’s biggest clubs.

Today on Please Explain, football reporter Dominic Bossi joins Nathanael Cooper to look at what this means in the broader context of the sporting world.

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