The player, using the pseudonym Nico, told German broadcaster Deutsche Welle that his teammates used to wear pants in the showers if he was present.
Nico said: “By chance the team I was in found out that I was gay.
“After a training session I walked into the shower and I realised all of my teammates weren’t naked, but were wearing underpants. Of course I was totally shocked,
“At first I didn’t know why, but then I realised it was because of me.”
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