Adelaide United 21 years old player Josh Cavallo today came out gay and becomes the first world known gay player that is actively playing in top flight professional football.
Who is Joshua John Cavallo? He is a central midfielder for Adelaide United who recently came out as gay. He also plays for Australia National team. “I’m a footballer and I’m gay,” Cavallo said in the emotional video titled ‘Josh’s Truth.’ “All I want to do is play football and be treated equally.
“I know there are other players living in silence,” the 21-year-old added. “I want to help change this, to show that everyone is welcome in the game of football and deserves the right to be their authentic self.” Cavallo added.
“Being a gay closeted footballer, I’ve had to learn to mask my feelings in order to fit the mold of a professional footballer,” Cavallo wrote. “As a gay footballer, I know there are other players living in silence.
“I want to help change this, to show that everyone is welcome in the game of football, and deserves the right to be their authentic self.”
Joshua Cavallo came out as gay and Gerard Pique threw his support behind him” You are helping us move forward” Pique wrote on twitter.
Barcelona star defender Gerard Piqué took to Twitter to offer his support to Cavallo, tweeting: “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.”
He released the video and then shared some tweets to the fans and anyone who is interested in his story.
More to come.