Gay footballers have stayed silent about their sexuality for fear of the backlash including taunts from opposing fans.
But with attitudes finally changing two Premier League stars believe the time is right to come out.
The two players – including an England international – have told family and friends, and are being supported by their clubs and the Football Association.
We are not revealing their names. They would become the first ever players to publicly announce they are gay while in the top flight of English football. The stars are thought to be planning to go public before the start of next season.
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