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Anton Hysén Is Sweden’s First Openly Gay Football Player

Daily Mail reports:

A 20-year-old footballer with a famous father has become the first high-profile Swedish footballer to announce that he is gay.

Anton Hysen, who plays for Utsiktens BK, made the announcement in a magazine interview.

The 20-year-old told Offside magazine that it was ‘f***** up’ that no other Swedish player had come out yet.

He said: ‘I am a footballer. And gay. If I perform as a footballer, then I do not think it matters if I like girls or boys.’

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One comment

  1. I would think this is great news for gay teens in sports. Especially to see that it’s an professional athlete coming out so young and early in his career. Someone who puts being true to himself, above all else. Truly an athlete I can see myself getting behind. Keep up the courage mate, keep move us forward. He’s my new hero and a hottie nonetheless. <3

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