Openly gay former rugby star Gareth Thomas has revealed that he spoke to the Championship footballer who recently made public his intention to come out.
Referring to himself on Twitter as The Gay Footballer, the player set the date for revealing his identity (Wednesday 24 July) but vanished from social media just a few hours before he was due to ‘go public’.
Speaking to the Daily Star, Welsh rugby player Thomas said: “I reached out to him and offered him my support and gave him my number and he called me. I never asked him his name but he told me the club he played for.
“He is a young kid who had an understanding of who he was but didn’t have an understanding of where he fitted in.”
Thomas added: “There is vitriol towards him because he has decided that he is not ready for it. But it is his decision to make.”
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