Anton Hysen: Gay soccer players want to come out

Anton Hysen is a football player. He is also gay.

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“So what?” he says. “Being gay is not a choice — I hate it when people say that.”

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In March 2011, Hysen, who plays in the lower leagues in Sweden, became the first man to come out in more than 20 years within the world of football. He broke the taboo.

Fast forward two years and, while his life has changed immeasurably, the same problems remain.

“There’s so much ignorance,” he told CNN in an exclusive interview.

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