Numerous clubs and professional football players have voiced their support for Josh Cavallo, who earlier today announced that he was openly gay.
Cavallo, who plays for Australian A-League side Adelaide United, made the announcement via his social media channels.
The 21-year-old said: “Today I’m ready to speak about something personal that I’m finally comfortable to talk about in my life.
“I am proud to publicly announce that I am gay.
“It’s been a journey to get to this point in my life but I couldn’t be happier with my decision to come out. I have been fighting my sexuality for over six years now, and I’m glad I can put that to rest.”
Numerous big name football clubs and prominent players have come out in support of the 21-year-old, who is now the only active male footballer in the top flight of any League in the world to be openly gay, in a potentially massive step towards inclusivity in football around in world.
Here’s some of what has been said.
Proud of you @JoshuaCavallo for your strength and bravery.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 27, 2021
— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) October 27, 2021
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 27, 2021
Thank you @JoshuaCavallo for your strength and bravery…
???? You are an inspiration to millions
????? Everyone deserves the right to be themselves
The world of football is a better place today, because of you ?? https://t.co/bdUtBpzmHv
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) October 27, 2021
Hey @JoshuaCavallo, I don’t have the pleasure to know you personally but I want to thank you for this step that you take. The world of football is far behind and you are helping us move forward. https://t.co/pe8xdJl15i
— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) October 27, 2021
— Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) October 27, 2021
This must have taken much courage, Josh. You have my full support!! ?? https://t.co/sJDTd2JFmD
— Raphaël Varane (@raphaelvarane) October 27, 2021
??"I'm Josh Cavallo, I'm a footballer, and I'm proud to be gay"
Congratulations, Josh. You're an inspiration to us all ?? https://t.co/j23Y2akvUa
— Kick It Out (@kickitout) October 27, 2021
Pretty cool to see big players (Griezmann/Pique/Varane) and big clubs (Juve/Barca/Arsenal/LFC) expressing support. As several did too during Euros following Hungary bigotry. Defooooo progress becoming visible and harder to argue there's modern day dressing room obstacles.
— Adam Crafton (@AdamCrafton_) October 27, 2021
Hopefully this is a big step in the right direction for inclusivity in men’s football around the world.
You can also see a video of his announcement below.
— Josh Cavallo (@JoshuaCavallo) October 27, 2021