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The unnamed “gay footballer” says he’s not strong enough to come out

An unnamed, UK championship footballer has taken to Twitter to say that he thought he was strong enough to come out, but now says he was wrong.

The unnamed “gay footballer” has taken to Twitter to say “I thought I was stronger. I was wrong.” It comes after he announced that he planned to come out on the 24th July 2019.

Since starting the account the footbaler has become a bit of Twitter sensation and would be the first out, and still contracted, UK footballer since Justin Fashanu in 1990.

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As of yet, nobody knows who the account is run by, but it is thought that the footballer is a high profile player for one of main clubs in the Championship. His account now has tens of thousands of followers.

He went on to say, “I’m not strong enough to do this. Just remember that I’ve got feelings, without coming out I can’t convince anybody otherwise, but this isn’t a hoax. I wouldn’t do that”.

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On the 21st July the user simply tweeted, “24.07.19 🏳️‍🌈” – believed to be a signal as to when the player had planned to come out officially. The account has been active for weeks, in his profile he has his description set to: “I’m a professional footballer, currently playing in The Championship. I will reveal my identity soon, but I am a PROUD gay man”.

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As of time of publish the date was still pinned to the top of his profile.

Scores of people have commented on the post with a mix of people calling the account a “hoax” while others reamained encouraging, with one saying “You CAN do this, goddammit! I came out in the south in the USA in the late 90’s. Was called horrible things, list friends. Life is AMAZING today! We, as Gay men have a responsibility to young people! We MUST end the shame! You are VALID, ENOUGH, STRONG! Rooting for you!!”

 

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