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.