Spanish gay referee says to BBC that more will follow his lead

Spain's first openly gay football referee says more will follow his lead by coming out - even though he quit after being verbally abused.

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Jesus Tomillero, 21, spoke to the BBC on the day a UK Parliamentary inquiry into homophobia in sport heard from experts who criticised sporting bodies for a lack of action on the issue.

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The former referee similarly complained of a lack of support within the game.

“It’s been humiliating,” Jesus Tomillero told BBC World Service‘s Azi Farni.

But he added: “I have broken the ice and more will come out now. For me, that will be an honour.

Read more at BBC.com

Photo by Canal 8 La Linea Television

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