Matthew Mitcham: Gay Footballers Should Come Out of the Closet


Aussie Olympic gold medalist diver Matthew Mitcham calls on footballers to come out of the closet in today's Herald Sun newspaper:

"If their environment allows them to feel comfortable enough to come out, I see absolutely no reason why not. All the footy codes have been doing so much work to stamp out homophobia in their sports, and I think it's so brilliant and such a proactive thing on their part. It's a part of me that I love and enjoy and I like being known as gay. I see it as something positive, so it's just another positive thing to be known as."