The Twitter user who’s been claiming to be a gay professional footballer on the verge of coming out has announced that he will reveal his identity in two days’ time, on Wednesday 24 July.
Writing under the account name The Gay Footballer, the Tweeter has said that he’s a player in the Championship, the second tier of English football, and that his club is supportive of his decision to come out.
In a statement on Twitter, he wrote: “Within the context of football it was reassuring for them [his club] to be fully aware that performance and consistency is based around individuals that are at peace with themselves, and the decision to be open is instrumental in ensuring I can be myself.
“Also, I want to reinforce the gratitude I have to my family - their love and support has been consistent throughout my life but has been all the more visible, and needed, over recent days. I would also like to thank those who have offered support across social and mainstream media.”
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