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Anton Hysén Comes Out As Sweden’s First Gay Soccer Player

Swedish soccer player Anton Hysén, whose father played for Liverpool in the 1980s, has revealed he’s gay in an interview with Offside magazine. “I am a footballer. And gay. If I perform as a footballer, then I do not think it matters if I like girls or boys.”

Hysén, who, plays for Sweden’s Utsiktens BK, says it’s kind of “fucked up” that he’s the first—and only—out pro player in the country.   “It’s totally sick when you think about it—Where the hell is everyone else?”

Good question, Anton.

 

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58 Comments

  • Harbo

    Why do I suddenly find soccer so fascinating? He’s gorgeous. And those arms!!!

  • Cloud9

    what’s with the orange-glo tan?

  • Mike in Asheville

    For all “firsts”, someone has to be FIRST. Cheers that its you!

  • tallskin2

    Cute boy. Does he ever come to London?

  • Joseph

    @Cloud9: HAHA lol :) He’s a footballer. It’s a requirement.

  • Cam

    Good for him!

  • Jake

    Ugh… I need to move to Europe!

  • TheRealAdam

    All of you sound pathetic, as does the writer of this article. It amazes that all you need to do is flash some twenty-something-year-old skin, horrid vocabulary, ignorance, and barber-induced scalp trails, and the queens come running.

    We are our own worst enemy.

  • EdWoody

    Damn, he’s beautiful. But the gang-fingers have to go.

  • Mr. Enemabag Jones

    @EdWoody

    Those are peace signs. Get yer eyes checked.

  • EdWoody

    @Mr. Enemabag Jones: I don’t care what they are, they’re douchey and stupid and I want them to stop.

  • Oprah

    He must be a bottom,if he was a top,he wouldnt have come out.

  • adman

    @TheRealAdam: Speak for yourself skunk-thing. You’ve never done anything remotely beneficial for this stupid website, let alone anything or anyone LGBT. You’d be too busy rolling your sorry eyes in the corner if we ever got anywhere in society, so choke in the corner and STFU, thanks dearie. Keep your non-opinions and brainless statements to yourself.

  • TheRealAdam

    @adman: Well, well, well, NOW look who’s following who around. My, you are a consistent one, aren’t cha? Yes, consistently failing appears to be your forte. I’m not so much shocked as I am appalled at your inability to see it, my dear. Then again, I understand the dangers of having high expectations for your – shall we say – kind.

    And I am entitled to my opinions just as much as you are entitled to fail at refuting them. Reading the comments about this little toad is a travesty.

  • Steve-O

    @Mr. Enemabag Jones: He’s British born so, and in the UK when you put up peace signs the other way around (back of hand showing) it actually mean F**K You… And its considered to be a bit of a Gansta thing to do around here….So get your cultural references checked mate.

  • OrchidIslander

    Good news! Glad to hear it and I wish him the best…..

  • adman

    @TheRealAdam: You have no opinions, dear, not any of your own that are rooted in facts, anyway. That’s because you are a sociopathic liar flailing away online and that’s sad. I’m saving you from yourself, you know. last thread, you couldn’t back yourself up about the first leg humping you gave me. The topic there was WeHo, and let’s see, your input there was absoluteley nothing, aside from “your opinions” which brought nothing to the discussion, since you don’t really talk much about your real life, since you can’t, right? You know fuck all of LA, WeHo, and you know fuck all of Football, and that’s just the way you are.

    So, here you are scolding people in a thread about an out footballer with yet another baseless meta “opinion” that speaks nothing to the subject at hand. Do you know of the kid from his Bolton days? What about watching him play at Goodison park? I do. Do you even know what I’m talking about? Of course not, because you are an idiot with nothing to say and no apparent life experiences of your own to offer, so I’m getting rid of bad rubbish.

    It’s easy, you’ll have a new troll handle once you get wise, and yes, that could take forever at your current rate of imbicilic performance, but I guarantee you won’t be humping my leg. It’s quite simple, but you need to be real to get it, and you’re just not, are you?

  • Marcus

    It’ll be interesting to see where this story goes. Good for him!

  • TheRealAdam

    @adman: Sorry, you’re right. I should try to be nicer. I’ve just had the worst week ever and I guess it’s taken its toll on me. Anton is quite cute, and I think he’s very brave coming out at such a young age and in a sport that can be so homophobic. Hopefully others will follow his lead. I wonder if there are any more pics of him online…shirtless preferably. Snap!

  • TheRealAdam

    @adman: Judging by your intimate knowledge of this character, I’d say you swapped fluids with his bodily crevices at some point. I certainly wouldn’t put it past you, since annoying, patently useless trollops no doubt satiate your substandard appetites. I am more inclined to think, however, that you’ve somehow concocted this fantasy adoration of this steaming turd in a once again desperate attempt to fail at a battle of wits with me.

    You can’t call my character into question, love, since you essentially have none on which to judge my own. Tend to your own harvest first and reap the benefits and learning that comes from your FAIL. You’ll soon enough see the light, instead of the end of this bloke’s rectum.

  • TheRealAdam

    @TheRealAdam: Imitation is the absolute highest form of flattery. Thank you.

  • adman

    @TheRealAdam: *Yawn*. Did someone spew more meta nonsense on a thread with TRA on it? Why of course. I wonder if we’ll ever meet the fake Adam? Will he know anything about what he’s saying? Compared to you, he’d have to be brilliant, everyone is. I like the homily speak the end of your post…Do you happen to be Bible fixated ITRW? It’s worth asking, since I’d like request your next trolling persona for me to ruin should be more religious, perhaps riding the live between LGBT and socially conservative? It’s a stupid meme, already trolled here, but you might want to check it out, since your mind seems to work that way. (If you can call that working, but I digress).Give us a character lesson as promised please, I’ve got clients on the phone and will be busy for a while.

  • SF Pol

    What the hell is wrong with the commenters on this site? Jeebus, what an example we set for this kid.

  • Michael W.

    Bet he’s got a great ass.

  • Oh Boy

    He is beautiful. Just as beautiful as Beckham. Good for him. Hope he does great at his career and leads a wonderful life, and inspires young gays that they can pursue team sports and be successful at it.

  • DJ

    @TheRealAdam: OMG please get over yourself. You sound like a BITTER OLD INSECURE QUEEN. I don’t understand why people who call this site stupid, keep coming back. What’s the point?

    Anyway, Boys stand in line because I’m first.

  • Jeffree

    A proud day for Anton, Swedish soccer and professional sports of all kinds. Not such a proud day for whoever allowed him to get the guava-orange tan.

    Maybe John Boehner inspired the look?
    Or the oompa-loopas?

  • Joe Mama

    Will everyone stop replying to this adam person. Noticed how he made this article all about him. These type of people just want attention. Sad. He is obviously someone straight right wing person who has nothing better to do. Some sad fat Republican from the hills. Would everyone just please ignor these people. He is truly a waste of our time.

  • alan brickman

    So much jealous! Good for him…..Bring back Morning Goods and give the losers something else to hate….

  • JJ

    Good for him. Hopefully its not for publicity as he plays …4th division …in Sweden. To be honest, he does kinda remind me of a David Barton queen!

  • TheRealAdam

    @DJ: You watch your damn tone when you address me. I’ve said what I had to say on this article and that was the end of it.

  • Mykey

    Christiano Ronaldo! :)

  • Right Wingers Are Socioptahs (John From England)

    @TheRealAdam:

    Get a life you freak, you’re on the Internet grow up and if you have so much care for the community, spill all the humanitarian work you have done to help gays and use your mad energy for a post about who the GOP and Christian rightare using all their energy to make sure YOUR precious community has NO rights.

    Where did Queerty get he is English born? Is his sister and brother too? Is there mother English?@Charlie Jackpot:

    It’s all threats. This is how bullies win. England is OBSESSED with football, this creep won’t stop watching at all but this is how they win. Bully the minorities and stop them coming out.

    If only they knew that in countries like the USA people think football is a wimpy game full of drama queens!

  • Ryan

    Technically Justin Fashanu was the first openly gay man to play soccer in europe, he was also the first premier league player (this guy plays in the league below). He was at the end of his career and committed suicide shortly after due to all the pressure and hate he received. this was like 15 years ago.

  • divkid

    @Jeffree: “Not such a proud day for whoever allowed him to get the guava-orange tan ”

    * half-moon spectacles perched on nose. pained expression. slowly tutting* ;-)

    @DJ: “I don’t understand why people who call this site stupid, keep coming back. What’s the point?”

    same way there’s something humanly compelling about a train wreck.
    and the point? we come here for people like you. you are the stars. truly.

  • divkid

    we need to get behind this guy […*your* dirty mind that was…] and make a BIG deal way beyond his actual significance/technical ability …4th division ?

    we need to throw money, attention and celebrity at this guy ( too much to put on one guys shoulders ?) ; make sure he scores BIG lucrative sponsorship deals , is seen with the cool celebs (so for fuck sake cordon him off from elton john)

    it needs to be demonstrated that contrary to expectations, an out gay footballer can be a highly profitable COMMODITY.

    it will take a market solution, not good-will and back slapping. ( my gay lefty heart sighs)

    …and the others will emerge from their sports lockers quicker than you can wave a black amex card.

  • Liam

    Good job by him.

    But, when I first saw the bottom picture, I thought it was Vanilla Ice. Scary.

  • kayla

    Sorry to say it…But he looks like a cast member from the Jersey Shore. Please people stop with the fake tans…The world will be a better place if you do.

  • divkid

    @kayla: quit it with the hatred. what have you got against the orange?
    rascism against oompa-loompas. it’s sickening!

    i’m from liverpool, and i hope one day he can come and play for us like his da did.

  • TheRealAdam

    I find it so funny that an article was just printed on this site about a transgendered black person who was brutally murdered in Arkansas, and that particular post was riddled with mostly derisive comments about the person. Yet, here, just because you absolutely PATHETIC queens have a tent in your pants over this fucking pos Jersey-shore reject, who embodies all of your “masculine” fratboy/athlete/douchebag ideals and desires that you yourselves will never live up to, you have the nerve to rush to defend him, as if he actually knows or gives a shit about you. You put him on a pedestal, and yet you say “fuck it” to everyone else who differs from that, as if they don’t meet your standards of lust enough to have compassion.

    You know what you can do? You can kiss my ass. I stand by my comments, and the hypocritical anger you try to throw my way is nothing compared to the glaring inconsistencies of the gay community. I’m guessing the transgendered black was too unattractive and just too black for your sympathies, eh?

    I’m not surprised. You bitches can SHOVE it!

  • divkid

    @TheRealAdam: anger management course that’a way>>>

    <<< calm, sane, dispassionate discourse here (well, ideally; okay rarely. but sometimes)

  • TheRealAdam

    @divkid: Typical lame comment because you can’t respond to what I wrote. Why? Because your arguments are defenseless and weak, like I already knew.

    Work that out.

  • DJ

    @divkid: lol you really didn’t have to tell me I’m a star. I already knew :) But thanks for the assurance!

  • Righwingers are sociopaths (John from England)

    @TheRealAdam:

    GET A LIFE!!

  • divkid

    @TheRealAdam: i would respond to your original argument if it met the following requirements:

    that i could understand it

    that there was a an argument

    that i didn’t think it was so infra dig to indulge you.
    — my intelligence is not a charity.

    but beyond the odd conflation, non sequitur, “style” issues, empty sententiousness (permission to google), all i heard was manufactured anger cynically highjacking a tragedy to score points.
    yeah, pretty squalid.

    but you know all this?
    DON’T YOU READ YOUR OWN WORK!?
    no?
    probably for the best.
    meant kindly.

  • Labi Ajeti

    oo shume nice

  • alan brickman

    Bring back Morning Goods so people can hate elsewhere….

  • TheRealAdam

    @divkid: See comment #45.

  • alan brickman

    hate solves nothing..stop the stupid already!!

  • Shofixti

    Wait, there’s a Jersey Shore in Sweden too?

  • Kyle L.

    @TheRealAdam: This nut job is a poster who used to post as DAEZ. Daez was a right wing, Conservative, VERY, VERY anti gay poster who claimed the only reason they post on here is to start drama in the comments section and create divide and friction within the gay community. This is a very disturbed individual, one that is probably lonesome, has no life, and the world would be a better place without them taking up space in it. Get help Daez. Or go away…far, far from society. Get a hint. NO ONE likes you and everyone knows you are certifiable and insane. We just laugh at you and your crazy rants. Your issues with gays and the gay community are actually hilarious because we all see how worked up you get, and yet you’re here every day. That heart attack is inching itself closer and closer =)

  • Emg

    @TheRealAdam:

    Oh gawd SHUT UP TheRealAdam, you’re a thundering phucking pain.

  • JayInDC

    @TheRealAdam: I kind of get where you’re coming from that we as a community can focus on superficial things while arguably more important stories about LGBT people of color being victimized for their idenity are ignored or, worse, derided. We are far too often obsessed with beauty over substance and sadly define beauty in terms of a white male, athletic, machismo ideal. HOWEVER, this particular story transcends that at least on some level, wouldn’t you agree? It’s not yet another article about the gay porn industry, right? Here we have a barrier breaking athlete. The first openly gay footballer in a nation where football is the most popular sport. That is significant, extremely significant to countless young boys in need of positive images of openly gay people in fields that aren’t generally welcoming to queer kids. And also, don’t you see any value in creating a space where gay men can ogle? It might not be the most attractive trait and it IS superficial and DOES ignore more life and death matters. But we still live in a culture where gay men must check their gaze, lest they end up harrassed or victimized themselves. So while we don’t want to lose our sense of what’s truly important or our need for political action, it is important that gay men also have the opportunity to fully express their sexuality just as heterosexual men are able to. And that means that in a story about a barrier breaking athlete who some find hot, they shouldn’t be scolded for expressing that lust. It’s ok to be prurient at times. It’s healthy. It’s our right. Just as it’s our duty to maintain perspective on what’s important and not lose sight of or become innured to stories about violence against members of our community or other forms of oppression we suffer. The balance is possible to strike.

  • skittles

    hey ya’ll…ok well im a girl who thinks he is SEXY!!! its sooo efff’ed up that he is gay …look “Anton Hysen” are your really gay ? Did you actuallly come out the closet ? Cause i think that you are verry attractive as me and Mr. Woody” says….He also likes your ASS ;) please don’t say you are GAY!!! waste of a hunk!! love ya

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