CHAMPION diver Tom Daley has spoken of the challenges facing gay footballers wanting to reveal their sexuality.
The Olympian, who has become a real force for LGBTQ+ rights, came out in 2015.
He told the world that he had fallen in love with Dustin Lance Black.
So it’s fair the say the Tokyo 2020 gold medallist knows the struggle facing gay sportsmen in Britain.
On the subject of Premier League footballers, he told Radio Times: “It’s a really hard thing and it takes that one brave person to do it first in football.
“I think it’s down to the fans.
“I don’t think the people in the teams will have any particular reaction to it.
“But you’ve seen how the England fans reacted to the Euros with racism and homophobia.
“I think it’s about being brave and being able to share your personal story.”