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Football Player Comes Out, Raises Awareness Of Swedish American Football


The only thing really shocking about this story is that there is an American-style football league in Sweden, and apparently its got quite a following.

Inspired by NFL draft hopeful Michael Sam’s recent reveal, Swedish football player Marcus Juhlin has come out of the closet in a very public way, appearing on the cover of the gay QX magazine.

The 22-year-old told the mag that his decision wasn’t just for himself, but for all the other gay athletes out there who question whether or not to share their truth.

Reactions from teammates, coaches and fans has been overwhelmingly supportive.

We wish Marcus the best of luck and success.

By:           Dan Tracer
On:           Mar 28, 2014
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    • SteveDenver

      Hurray for Marcus! Be strong against loudmouth idiots, know that there are a lot of us who support you, and have best of luck with your career.

      Mar 28, 2014 at 1:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. E. Jones
      Mr. E. Jones


      Mar 28, 2014 at 2:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mingyao

      Now that’s a 12th man.

      Mar 28, 2014 at 3:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BJ McFrisky
      BJ McFrisky

      Ja det ar bra. Snygga manniskor.

      Mar 28, 2014 at 3:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paulie

      I say good for Marcus!
      He’s also HOT! I love big muscular men…

      Mar 28, 2014 at 9:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      Swedes are civilized. He will have a happy career.

      Mar 28, 2014 at 10:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sweet Boy
      Sweet Boy

      Hot !!!

      Mar 28, 2014 at 11:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • coltonblack

      Very hot!

      Mar 29, 2014 at 1:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sebizzar

      Woohoo! This and gay marriage keep happening more and more that I want to say we’ve been accepted completely already :D

      Mar 29, 2014 at 10:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SteveDenver

      @Sebizzar: Woohoo-TOO! It’s as if there will be a pro-baller for each of us!

      Aug 13, 2014 at 6:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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