Adelaide United’s Josh Cavallo has publicly announced he is gay, becoming the first footballer to open up about their sexuality while playing in the A-League
The midfielder, who has played 19 games for the Reds since making the move to Adelaide from Western United, opened up about his sexuality in a video posted by the club.
The A-League club stated that it stood alongside Cavallo for being true to himself, supporting the star stating they will continue to love and support him as a member of its diverse family.
“I am proud to publicly announce that I am gay,”Cavallo said in a video released by the club.
“Adelaide United has made me realise football is more than just a game – it is a family.”
The 21 year-old is the first openly gay male athlete to play in the A-League competition. He said he wanted to create a safe space for others to come forward.
Other active and openly gay males playing professional football elsewhere in the world include Collin Martin, who plays for San Diego Loyal in the second tier of football in the USA, as well as Phuti Lekoloane, who plays in South Africa’s third tier.
Update on Brittney Griner’s Moscow appeal
A Moscow regional court has officially set an appeal date of October 25 for American basketball star Brittney Griner
Griner was sentenced to nine years in prison in Russia for smuggling drugs into the country, arrested with less than 1 gram of cannabis oil in her luggage at Moscow’s International Airport back in February.
Details about the appeal hearing have not been released,
It is expected Griner’s team will argue she did not know the cannabis oil was illegal in Russia and that she was only carrying a small amount for personal use.
There have also been rumours that the U.S. is negotiating a prisoner swap with Russia, but it is not clear if Griner is part of those negotiations.
The U.S. has not confirmed or denied the rumours.
Vigil held for the 125 people killed in stadium disaster
Vigil held for the 125 people killed in Indonesia’s stadium disaster, as the nation mourns
Vigil held for the 125 people have been killed in a crush and riot at a soccer match in Indonesia.
Authorities believe it is one of the world’s worst stadium disasters. Now, the nation stops to mourn the lives that have been lost.
The tragedy unfolded in Malang, in the province of East Java. It followed home side Arema FC loosing 3-2 to Persebaya Surabaya.
East Java police chief Nico Afinta said frustrated Arema supporters invaded the pitch.
Officers responded by firing tear gas in an attempt to control the situation, triggering the crush and cases of suffocation.
Afinta claimed officers had been attacked and cars damaged. He said the crush happened when fans fled for an exit gate.
300 were injured, including 22-year-old Muhammad Rian Dwicahyono who said many friends had lost their lives “because of officers who dehumanized us”.
The head of one of the hospitals in the area treating patients told Metro TV that some of the victims had sustained brain injuries and that the fatalities included a five-year-old child.
On Sunday, Malang residents gathered outside the stadium to lay flowers.
As investigations continue, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has ordered the Football Association of Indonesia to suspend all games in the top league.
World soccer’s governing body FIFA has requested a report on the incident from Indonesia’s PSSI soccer association.
FIFA’s safety regulations say no firearms or “crowd control gas” should be carried or used by stewards or police.
East Java police did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether they were aware of such regulations.
Crypto.com scraps $495m deal with UEFA Champions League
Cryptocurrency exchange Crypto.com has cancelled a five-year sponsorship deal worth $495million with the UEFA Champions League
The in-principle deal would have seen the crypto company take over as the sponsor from Russian state-owned energy company, Gazprom.
Gazprom’s contract was cancelled in March, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Crypto.com scrapped the deal because of regulatory concerns in the U.K, France and Italy.
The crypto exchange has previously been involved in sports advertising over the past year, with sponsorship into Formula One and the naming rights deal for the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.
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