A football player, who asked not to reveal his name now, promised to come out as gay less than in a month To do this he started a Twitter account called The Gay Footballer. Its bio reads: “I’m a professional footballer, currently playing in the Championship. I will reveal my identity soon, but I am a PROUD gay man.” The sportsman did not say when exactly this ‘soon’ is going to happen, but hinted that it is likely to be before the new football season starts, and it starts on August 2. The Gay Footballer’s statement said that he had met with his club to discuss coming out, and he’d been “delighted by how receptive they are to the issue.” “The club have instinctively viewed the issue in human terms, their support has focused on that first and foremost. Any pre-existing concerns I had in this regard have been alleviated as a result of the support that has been evident,” he wrote. Although there have been some questions over the accounts legitimacy, gay rugby referee Nigel Owens, who came out 10 years ago, had some advice for the person behind it.