Tom Daley: Footballers who come out as gay ‘would be surprised by support’
Tom Daley has said that any footballer would be surprised by the support they would receive if they chose to come out as gay.
The Olympic Diver spoke at The Leaders Sports Business Summit this week in London.
He said: “I think people would be surprised how supported they’d be if they were to come out in a football environment.
“(But) you don’t have to do a YouTube video and announce that you’re straight. It shouldn’t be anyone’s business.
“You should just be able to live your life the way you want to live it.
“It comes down to each individual person. At the time I individually felt ready, I did it. Everyone’s been really supportive.”
“For me I have no concerns about going to Russia,” he said. “I’ve been there five or six times before and never had any problems.”