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.

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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.

  • Mr. E. Jones


  • mingyao

    Now that’s a 12th man.

  • BJ McFrisky

    Ja det ar bra. Snygga manniskor.

  • Paulie

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

  • Billy Budd

    Swedes are civilized. He will have a happy career.

  • Sweet Boy

    Hot !!!

  • Sebizzar

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

  • SteveDenver

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

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