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Josh Cavallo: Australian top-flight footballer breaks down as he comes out as gay

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Josh Cavallo: Australian top-flight footballer breaks down as he comes out as gay

Adelaide United footballer Josh Cavallo has come out as gay, becoming the only current top-flight male professional in the world to do so.

The 21-year-old spoke of “fighting with his sexuality” and living a “double life” ahead of the announcement, which he hopes will help him put that to rest.

“I’m a footballer and I’m gay,” Cavallo said in a video shared by Adelaide United on social media.

“All I want to do is play football and be treated equally.”

Carvallo’s decision to come out has been met with an outpouring of support online.

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