“You’re an inspiration to us all” – Clubs and players show support for first openly gay footballer Josh Cavallo

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Numerous clubs and professional football players have voiced their support for Josh Cavallo, who earlier today announced that he was openly gay.

Cavallo, who plays for Australian A-League side Adelaide United, made the announcement via his social media channels.

The 21-year-old said: “Today I’m ready to speak about something personal that I’m finally comfortable to talk about in my life.

“I am proud to publicly announce that I am gay.

“It’s been a journey to get to this point in my life but I couldn’t be happier with my decision to come out. I have been fighting my sexuality for over six years now, and I’m glad I can put that to rest.”

Numerous big name football clubs and prominent players have come out in support of the 21-year-old, who is now the only active male footballer in the top flight of any League in the world to be openly gay, in a potentially massive step towards inclusivity in football around in world.

Here’s some of what has been said.

Hopefully this is a big step in the right direction for inclusivity in men’s football around the world.

You can also see a video of his announcement below.

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