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(BBC-US)   Australia soccer player is the first top level male player to come out as gay. Women's soccer nods sagely   (bbc.com) divider line
    More: Cool, LGBT, Sexual orientation, Coming out, Adelaide United player Josh Cavallo, Closeted, Former Aston Villa, Everton player Thomas Hitzlsperger, gay male top-flight  
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2021-10-27 8:50:50 PM  
In other news, Australia has professional soccer leagues.
 
2021-10-27 8:58:47 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: In other news, Australia has professional soccer leagues.


There are at least four codes of football that are popular in Austria.
 
2021-10-27 9:23:18 PM  
(Hand ball joke)
 
2021-10-27 9:37:17 PM  
That's just not true, this guy is well known for taking several men into his body, right out in public.
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2021-10-27 9:49:04 PM  
Didn't an MLS guy come out a few years ago? Say what you want about the MLS but it's probably a higher lever than Aussie soccer.
 
2021-10-27 9:49:43 PM  
Nevermind they said only out CURRENT player, my bad.
 
2021-10-27 10:22:54 PM  
Something something ball handling skills
 
2021-10-27 10:23:15 PM  
"Top Flight footballer"
"Australian A-League"

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2021-10-27 10:50:26 PM  

TheJoe03: Nevermind they said only out CURRENT player, my bad.


And there are a couple other out players still active, just not at the top level. TFA mentions Andy Brennan of Australia, and Collin Martin, who notably came out during his MLS career, has since fallen to whatever we're calling the tier-2 league this year.
 
2021-10-28 1:09:24 AM  

TheJoe03: Nevermind they said only out CURRENT player, my bad.


The player you're thinking of is Robbie Rogers, and he did play for the LA Galaxy after coming out.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robbie_​R​ogers
 
TKM
2021-10-28 1:43:39 AM  
We've had soccer style kickers in the NFL for years.
 
2021-10-28 9:21:27 AM  
He's not the first. The Australian league is ranked 29th in the world and he's hardly a top player.

Robbie Rogers came out at gay in 2013, played in MLS and for three teams in Europe. He also played internationally.

Not hearing about something that happened 8 years ago doesn't mean it didn't happen.
 
2021-10-28 9:22:37 AM  

TheJoe03: Nevermind they said only out CURRENT player, my bad.


Rogers came out in 2013 and played four more years...

The BBC is simply wrong.
 
2021-10-28 10:46:57 AM  

HideAndGoFarkYourself: TheJoe03: Nevermind they said only out CURRENT player, my bad.

Rogers came out in 2013 and played four more years...

The BBC is simply wrong.


The BBC is simply right. Rogers is not a current player.
 
2021-10-28 11:17:58 AM  
South Africa has a married couple on their women's cricket team.
 
2021-10-28 11:47:41 AM  

macadamnut: South Africa has a married couple on their women's cricket team.


As does/did the GB women's (field) hockey team.
 
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