Anton Hysen of fourth division Utsiktens BK
This is big news. In rugby Ian Roberts and Gareth Thomas have come out and recently they were joined by cricket player Steven Davies. But gay footballers have continued to remain in the closet since the tragic death of Justin Fashanu.
Anton Hysen’s father Glenn was a Liverpool defender and whilst there was involved in a homophobic incident. Six years later, Glenn Hysen was the keynote speaker in Sweden’s Pride festival. Now we know why. A welcome augur towards increasing acceptance and tolerance in football? Lets hope so.