Joshua Cavallo, a footballer for Adelaide United, Australia, made headlines in recent days for revealing that he is gay, thus becoming the first active player to come out of the closet in the first division football of this country.
‘I’m a footballer and I’m gay ‘said the 21-year-old left-back, who became a symbol of football, since, unfortunately, this subject remains a taboo in the world.
After the confession of the Australian defender, footballers of all nationalities and present in the best teams in the world, spoke on social networks and sent messages of support, arguing that few have the courage that he had and, without a place undoubtedly, it will be a great step for the sport to continue evolving. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marcus Rashford and Gerard Piqué were some of the elite athletes who demonstrated at the news.
Just as in Europe they came out to support Cavallo, in South America too. Germán Cano, former player of Independiente Medellín and current scorer of Vasco de Gama, spoke on his Twitter account and with a heartfelt message thanked Joshua for his bravery and even offered him the shirt of his current club, which does him honor to the LGBTI community.
“Hello friend, I wanted to thank you for how brave you are, we need more people like you in the world without fear of anything, your phrase remained in my head ‘Be yourself’, I would like to send you my Lgbti shirt from our beloved Basque team. Gama. You are an example, champion, “he wrote.
@JoshuaCavallo Hello friend I wanted to thank you for how brave you are, we need more people like you in the world without fear of anything, your phrase stayed in my head BE YOURSELF I would like to send you my LGBT shirt ????️???? from our beloved team @ VascodaGama you are a example champion
— ???????????????????????? ???????????????? (@Germancanoofi) October 29, 2021