Francisco Jiménez Tejada, the Spanish soccer player known to fans as Xisco, has become the first openly gay soccer player in England’s Premier League. Whether he likes it or not.
As far as we know — and our foreign sports knowledge is certainly limited — Xisco isn’t completely out, at least not to fans.
But just like a certain American Idol contestant, photos of him smooching other dudes have surfaced, and it’s only a matter of time before everyone in the stadium knows his status.
This, on the heels of respected Italian coach Marcello Lippi saying there were no gay football players and European leagues launching a campaign against homophobia.
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