A position welcomed in the world of rugby.
Former All Blacks mainstay Campbell Johnstone revealed his homosexuality on New Zealand television on Monday, a first for the three-time World Cup-winning national rugby team.
The 43-year-old pillar, three selections in 2005, had told his family and close friends before coming out on the One News channel of the TVNZ network.
If I can be the first All Black to come out as gay and help prevent the stigma around these issues, it can help other people.
Everyone will know that there is one among the All Blacks
, "said Johnstone, passed by the Biarritz Olympique between 2008 and 2012. "
It could be one of the last pieces of the puzzle (of the acceptance of the) public for New Zealand sport and it could be an essential piece that allows everyone to move on
The All Blacks praised his public speaking on Instagram, mentioning his national team player number 1056. “
Lots of love and support for the All Black #1056 @campbelljohnstone.nz for having the courage to share his story and help create a more inclusive game
,” the Men in Black account read.