Australian footballer Josh Cavallo is thrilled with the reactions to his coming out.

"I'm so overwhelmed and happy with the response I've received," said the 21-year-old from Adelaide United, who became the first active professional footballer in the Australian A-League to speak openly about his homosexuality, told Sky Sports.

"I want to show the world that it doesn't matter who you are, what you believe in, what culture you come from or what background you have," added Cavallo: "Everyone is accepted in football." Before that, he had a broad Experience the wave of solidarity.

His club, the league, the Australian association and clubs around the world expressed their support, including FC Bayern.

Top stars like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Liverpool's captain Jordan Henderson or Antoine Griezmann paid tribute to him in the social networks.

“Josh has shown incredible courage to be one of the few professional athletes who is that brave.

I have nothing but admiration and support for him, as do all the players and the coaching team, ”said his coach Carl Veart.

“You are a champion.

Football is for everyone.

Great respect, ”wrote Ibrahimovic.

"Great respect to Josh for doing this," Henderson tweeted. "This is brave and conveys the important message that everyone deserves to be themselves no matter what they do."

In Germany, the former national player Thomas Hitzlsperger was the only professional to come out after the end of his career.

Justin Fashanu was the first professional footballer to come out from the English Premier League club West Ham United in 1990 during his career.

In 2013, the former US international and major league soccer professional Robbie Rogers did.

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