Miguel Vaquero shares his story with us, and joins the Heroes of Football Team. In the interview, I shared what I experienced and how I chose not to come out. I decided that, in order to keep doing what I liked, I had to keep a low profile and forget my sexuality.
If I had come out, I would have lost my only source of income at the time. When I stopped, I remember there was a team mate who sent me an e-mail. I’ve heard from someone that you are gay. Is that true? I said: “Yes, it’s true.”
That was a team mate who I’d been playing with for 8 years and he stopped talking to me. So, it is like it is. Things are changing but within the sport nothing has changed.
Watch his story here