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A senior footballer in the Premier League is afraid to come out of the closet: "They will cross me" - Walla! sport

2021-10-18T16:52:14.238Z

The actor, who preferred to remain anonymous, revealed to the Sun that the issue deprives him of sleep: "I feel that the fans know and judge me"



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Senior Premier League footballer afraid to step out of the closet: "They will cross me"

The actor, who preferred to remain anonymous, revealed to the Sun that the issue deprives him of sleep: "I feel that the fans know and judge me"

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The great difficulty faced by athletes and especially gay footballers, unfortunately, is not new.

The British Sun reported today an interview with a footballer from the Premier League, who preferred to remain anonymous.

The article referred to the same actor as a "star", and he shared his feelings and fears about coming out of the closet and exposing his face and sexual preferences openly.



"This is the year 2021 and I should feel comfortable telling everyone who I am," the actor said.

"I want to be open with people because that's who I am and I'm proud. The problem is that if I do, they will cross me."

The player admitted that the issue deprives him of sleep: "When I play, I feel that some of the fans know about me and judge me. It's very scary."

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"It's very important that a senior player comes out of the closet."

Amal Pashano (Photo: GettyImages, David M. Benett)

The same British footballer from the English league said he spoke with Amal Pashano, the niece of former footballer Justin Pashano, who came out of the closet in 1990 and committed suicide eight years later.

"I think in this era, when we are all aware of the problem of homophobia, it is very important that a senior player comes out of the closet. However, the reality is that homophobia kicks in more than ever. We must protect the players."



This coming March we are expected to hold a gala event in London to raise awareness around the issue.

The same footballer who was interviewed is expected to arrive, as well as another one, who is also part of the LGBT community. "I am constantly in talks with the English Football Association about what can be done."

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