Revisited: Josh Cavallo, the only openly gay top-tier men’s footballer podcast | News

This week we’re revisiting a few of our favorite episodes from 2021. This episode was first broadcast on 8 November.

When Adelaide United’s Josh Cavallo sat right down to movie his announcement to the world that he was popping out as gay, he didn’t know what to anticipate. He’d informed his teammates and coaches, and had obtained a optimistic and supportive response, however the results of posting the video on social media could be far much less predictable. There aren’t any different out gay footballers enjoying in any of the world’s high leagues.

Cavallo tells Michael Safi that the response has been overwhelming, as messages of assist have poured in from round the world, together with from fellow gamers reminiscent of Gerard Piqué, Marcus Rashford and Antoine Griezmann.

Cavallo says he had felt as if he was residing a double life, and that it was holding him again in his profession. He provides that whereas his assertion has resulted in the lifting of an enormous burden, it has raised different points. For example, if he had been to be thought of for Australia’s nationwide group (he has performed at under-20 degree), he could be afraid to go to the World Cup subsequent 12 months, as it’s hosted in Qatar, the place homosexuality is prohibited.


Adelaide United A-League Men's Headshots Session 2021/22<br>ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15: Josh Cavallo poses in their coral strip during the Adelaide United A-League headshots session at Adelaide Entertainment Centre on November 15, 2021 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Mark Brake/Getty Images for APL)


{Photograph}: Mark Brake/Getty Pictures for APL

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