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backgrounds which reject homosexuality. "(Hitzlsperger) deserves a huge amount of respect," he said, "this Are you sure you want to delete this comment? And it was perhaps telling that he, as someone who had represented Germany 52 times, played in a World Cup and a European Championship and won the German league, did not want to make a fuss when he retired four months ago. Podolski said: "Brave and right decision. "I was approached by [Bayern's rivals] 1860 Munich and wouldn't have had a problem joining them but then I decided to knuckle down and make it in England." "Just in the last weeks and months I have a new path to pursue. "I've had a few things in games where people would say things, players, fans, or anonymous messages on the internet. He plays for West Ham United and Germany national team.In 2014 he told Die Zeit that he is gay.He is the first Premier League footballer to come out as gay.. Club career statistics Hitzlsperger also enjoyed a successful international career, making his first senior international bow in 2004. "At that point [with only six months left on my contract] I was frustrated because I had not played," he said at the time.
"It's been a long and difficult process [of becoming aware of being gay].
women or men.". "Just picture 20 men sat around a table together drinking - you've just got to let the majority be, just as long as the jokes are halfway funny and the talk about homosexuality doesn't get too insulting," he said. Ultima editare a paginii a fost efectuată la 6 iunie 2019, ora 12:08. In February 2013, former United States and Leeds United winger Robbie Rogers said he was gay while Swedish footballer Anton Hysen, son of former Liverpool player Glenn Hysen, announced his homosexuality in an interview with a Swedish football magazine in 2011. It is a step we welcome.". So many people still call me Der Hammer now. But examples in football are few and far between. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. He became renowned for his powerful shot, leading to Villa supporters nicknaming him Der Hammer, and there were often cries of ‘shoot’ from the Holte End whenever he was on the ball with the opposition goal in sight. One of the first to congratulate the former Aston Villa, West "Everyone who knows Thomas from his time here at Villa has great respect for him, not only as the fine player he was but also as a man. The 31-year-old, who won 52 caps for Germany and also played for West Ham and Everton, made the announcement in newspaper Die Zeit.external-link. La finalul unui sezon 2007-2008 nu prea reușit, în urma căruia a încheiat doar pe locul șase cu Stuttgart în Bundesliga, a fost convocat la Campionatul European de Fotbal din 2008. footballers". He His outing is a important sign in our time. Thomas Hitzlsperger with the Germany team, Thomas Hitzlsperger gay: The reaction in Germany after former Aston, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. Între 2004-2010 a evoluat în echipa națională de fotbal a Germaniei, pentru care a marcat șase goluri. issue: "It is still a risk to come out. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. “I think it first started when I first signed, John Gregory knew I had a powerful left foot an… Guido Westerwelle, former Minister for Foreign Affairs and one of Germany's most prominent gay politicians, was more eloquent. "Every sports star who is willing to speak out makes it just that little bit easier for gay players and fans, and we hope, a new generation of footballers will feel confident enough to be themselves.". VIDEO: Thomas He was the captain of the team that won the Bundesliga in 2006-07, with the midfielder scoring a breathtaking volley straight from a corner to deliver the title in the decisive game against Energie Cottbus. The politician from the Social Democratic "I'm coming out about my homosexuality because I want to move the discussion about homosexuality among professional sportspeople forwards," he added. Deși nu a evoluat nici măcar în 100 de partide oficiale pentru Villa, Hitzlsperger a rămas unul din cei mai apreciați fotbaliști de către fanii acestei echipe.  În anul 2000 a plecat în Scoția, în probe la formația Celtic Glasgow, însă a ajuns până la urmă în Anglia, la Aston Villa. Germany international team-mate and Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski, Gary Lineker and Joey Barton are among those to have tweeted their support for Hitzlsperger. In any team, there are Thomas Hitzlsperger - Everton FC, VfL Wolfsburg, West Ham United, Lazio Roma, VfB Stuttgart, Aston Villa, Chesterfield FC, Bayern München Not straight from a corner but still. any support he may require, while General Manager of the national Hitzlsperger has had to grow very quickly during his time back at Stuttgart, but even he probably wouldn’t have predicted quite how quickly.
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