For me football is a language. It’s a common ground that lets us express ourselves and makes us equals. I’ve to played football for 18 years, and in many countries; including the UK, USA, Belgium and Italy.
Being gay was part of that journey for me. It never defined me but was part of me as a person and a player. I’ve been lucky enough to have never been homophobically abused but I know that is not the same for everyone, including my team mates. The world is still not equal, and it won’t be unless we fight for it.