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Swedish footballer Anton Hysen comes out as gay

Swedish footballer Anton Hysen comes out as gay\ \ by Jessica Geen; 9 March 2011, 11:07am \ \ Swedish football player Anton Hysen has announced he is gay.\ \ The 20-year-old came out in an interview with Offside magazine today.\ \ Hysen, who plays for Swedish 4th tier side Utsiktens BK, is the first elite Swedish player to come out.\ \ He told the magazine today that it was "f**ked up" that no other Swedish player had come out yet.\ \ "I am a footballer. And gay. If I perform as a footballer, then I do not think it matters if I like girls or boys," he said.\ \ He admitted that the announcement could affect his career, but pointed out that other players had to deal with issues like racism from coaches and team bosses.\ \ "That is their problem and not mine," he told the magazine. "People may call me anything they want, it will just make me even more psyched."\ \ The footballer is the son of former Liverpool and Fiorentina star Glenn Hysen,\ \ Hysen senior told the magazine he was pleased his son had decided to come out.

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2011/03/09/swedish-footballer-anton-hysen-comes-out-as-gay/


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