Thomas Hitzlsperger comes out as gay

January 8, 2014
By Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent

Former Germany international Thomas Hitzlsperger  has become the first German footballer to confirm that he is gay.

The ex-Aston Villa midfielder, who retired from professional football four months ago, told Die Zeit he wanted “to move forward the discussion about homosexuality among professionals.”

Hitzlsperger, a columnist for ...

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