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Australian footballer Josh Cavallo has turned gay, making him the only top professional male player in the world to do so.

The Adelaide United player told BBC World News’ Yalda Hakim the decision to make the announcement has taken some time.

“It’s been over six years of pain and I’m so happy and excited to put that aside today,” he said. “It’s my day of freedom and I have never been happier in my life.”

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