Australian soccer star Josh Cavallo just came out, becoming the only openly gay male top-level professional soccer player in the world.
Josh, a midfielder for Adelaide United, came out in a video posted to his club's social media accounts.
"Growing up, I always felt the need to hide myself, you know, because I was ashamed," he said. "Ashamed I would never be able to do what I loved and be gay."
"All I want to do is to play football and be treated equally," he continued. "I'm tired trying to perform at the best of your ability and live this double life. It's exhausting. It's something I don't want anyone to experience."
There are no openly gay footballers in any of the major leagues in the world, except Josh, an anomaly considering the increasing number of professional athletes that come out of the closet in recent years, we all may be wondering why they take so long.
Watch his video below:
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