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Ex-Hull ace Thomas Beattie comes out as gay–the first English footballer to do so in 30 years.

Geodan001 06/24/2020

Ex-Hull ace Thomas Beattie comes out as gay–the first English footballer to do so since Justin Fashanu 30 years ago.

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Thomas Beattie is an English former professional footballer . His professional career spanned over 10 years before sustaining a serious head injury in a game, forcing him to end his playing career early.

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Now a serial entrepreneur Thomas is the co-founder of several companies based throughout Asia. Specialising in mobile technology, and product development.

The 33-year-old was voted as one of Singapore's most eligible bachelors of 2019 by CLEO magazine.

Thomas is very active in the fitness industry throughout South East Asia.

He has modelled for various brands and products throughout Asia and is frequently featured in magazines like Esquire and ExpatLiving.

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In an interview with ESPN , Beattie came out as a gay man on 23 June 2020 - the first English male footballer to do so since Justin Fashanu in 1990.

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Justinus Soni " Justin " Fashanu was an English footballer who played for a variety of clubs between 1978 and 1997. He was known by his early clubs to be gay , and came out to the press later in his career, becoming the first professional footballer to be openly gay. He was also the first black footballer to command a £1million transfer fee, with his transfer from Norwich City to Nottingham Forest in 1981, but had little success as a player afterwards, although he continued to play at senior level until 1994.

German star, Ex-Aston Villa and West Ham midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger announced his sexuality in January 2014 - four months after he retired.

Former Leeds man and American, Robbie Rogers came out as gay in February 2013.

It was recently reported that one premier League player secretly living as a gay was terrified of coming out.

The top flight star is being counselled by a charity and has even confided in some of his team-mates.

And Watford captain Troy Deeney claimed every football team has at least one player who is gay or bisexual.

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