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England player and Premier League star to come out as gay

The Mirror are reporting that an England international and a Premier League footballer are set to come out as gay.

The move would be ground-breaking for professional football where sexuality is still a taboo.

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According to the report the players have told their friends and family and are being supported by the FA.

Justin Fashanu was Britain’s first openly gay footballer after coming out in 1990 but he tragically killed himself in 1998.

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Former Aston Midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger came out following his retirement last year.

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But current professionals coming out would represent a major shift in the right direction for the sport.