It’s unfortunate that Hitzlsperger couldn’t ‘come out’ during his playing career

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Is it a shame that it took this ex-Aston Villa star so long?

Date: 9th January 2014 at 6:39pm
Written by Thomas Hallett

The Mirror ran a live blog of reaction yesterday following Thomas Hitzlsperger’s announcement. That alone should be enough to indicate why the former German international waited until after his retirement to come out. Hitzlsperger said he was advised against coming out while he was still playing, during his season with Wolfsburg in 2011-12. It would have been an enormous weight on his shoulders, even if his playing career was winding down. The manner in which the media and ... Read More


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