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Josh Cavallo He made headlines on Wednesday by being the first active professional footballer to publicly declare his homosexuality, a step he considered very difficult to take because he spent six years fighting his sexuality. He was promptly supported by various colleagues and clubs for his courage.
One of the most significant messages Cavallo received was from Gerard Piqué: “Hello Josh Cavallo, I don’t have the pleasure of meeting you personally but I want to thank you for this step you are taking. The world of football is very behind and you help us move forward, “he wrote in a tweet.
French footballer Antoine Griezmann also sent him a short, but significant message: “Proud of you Josh Cavallo.”
In addition to feeling free and better about himself, Cavallo revealed that he knows other colleagues who live in fear of not expressing their true sexual orientation and he wants to help them.
Pau Gasol, who until a few months ago was an active basketball player, also thanked him for his courage: “In 2021, this shouldn’t be news. Thank you for this step forward for the sport. Well said Joshua Cavallo ”.
Basketball player Alex Abrines put it: “You have my full support and respect, Josh. Visibility is very important and communications like this will make the world of sport a better world ”.
Also the official accounts of some clubs have shown their support for Cavallo, including Chelsea FC and Eintracht of Germany.
“We admire your strength in paving the way, Josh. All Chelsea FC is with you ”, posted the Chelsea FC account.
“Joshua Cavallo became the first player to speak openly about his homosexuality. Josh, there will be a day when messages like this are no longer needed, but until that day, the courage of people like you will inspire and lead the way. We are happy for you ”, the Frankfurt team dedicated to him.
Even the State LGTBI + Federation of Spain made mention of the emotional revelation of the 21-year-old soccer player.
Cavallo is a midfielder, plays for Adelaide United FC, and was supported by his club and the Australian Football Federation.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.