Gay Footballer’s Historic Announcement

As the highest profile professional to come out, Thomas Hitzlsperger hopes to blaze a trail for young players.

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When retired German footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger announced to the world that he is gay, he became the highest profile player to do so and only the third professional in over 20 years.  He hopes his announcement can help young gay players see that they can still reach the very top of the game and remain true to themselves.

When retired German footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger announced to the world that he is gay, he became the highest profile player to do so and only the third professional in over 20 years.  He hopes his announcement can help young gay players see that they can still reach the very top of the game and remain true to themselves.


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