We’re one step closer to the end of homophobia in football

The announcement from former Aston Villa player Thomas Hitzlsperger that he is gay brings forward the day when the dam breaks and the Premier League catches up with the rest of us.

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Hitzlsperger is not your typical footballer. The Stuttgart midfielder visited Bank of England governor Mervyn King, a lifelong Villa fan, to discuss finance and economics on a regular basis. He’s also an anti-racism campaigner and this sense of social justice evidently drove his decision to come out.

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Photo By Egghead06 (Own work) [CC-BY-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

West Ham player Thomas Hitzlsperger warming-up before their game against Stoke City on 5 March 2011 which they won 3-0 with Hitzlsperger scoring the third goal.

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