An anonymous Twitter user who claims that he’s a gay professional footballer has used the social media platform to say that he intends to come out in the near future.
Using an account called The Gay Footballer, the “proud gay man” says that he’s under 23 years of age, is “hoping to break the mould” - by becoming the first professional footballer to come out since Justin Fashanu almost three decades ago - and has already had a meeting with his club’s manager and chairman.
Writing about his meeting, he said : “I sought advice from both men regarding the fact that I not only want to, but will, come out publicly as a proud, confident, gay professional footballer.
“I was anxious prior to the meeting about the response that I would get, but as both men, and as a club, they have assured me that they will do absolutely everything to support me in this process.”
The Twitter user also wrote on The Gay Footballer that he played ‘for a club in the Sky Bet Championship’, which is the second tier of football in the English game.
He also added that he will be holding a press conference to reveal his identity before the new season starts early next month.
At the time of publication, The Gay Footballer account has not been verified by Twitter, leading some followers to question the identity of the account user.
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