Striker breaks ranks with German football federation, who had warned that coming out could destroy a player's career
A leading German footballer has urged gay players to come out and called for a radical rethink about homosexuality in the sport.
The Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez has broken ranks with the football establishment, including members of his own team and the German football federation, who have warned that coming out could destroy a player's career.
But Gomez, who has not said whether he is gay, told a German magazine that being honest about their sexuality would improve gay players' performance.
"They would play as if they had been liberated," Gomez said. "Being gay should no longer be a taboo topic."
The 25-year-old, who was voted German footballer of the year in 2006-7, added that there were plenty of role models in the rest of German society to give gay players the courage to come out. "We've got a gay vice-chancellor [Guido Westerwelle]; the Berlin mayor [Klaus Wowereit] is gay. So professional footballers should own up to their preference," he said.
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