Openly gay footballer Joshua Cavallo called out homophobic abuse he suffered during a recent match


Joshua Cavallo has been forced to call the gay abuse he suffered during a recent A-League game.

The Adelaide United star made headlines a few months ago when he announced he was gay, thus becoming the first active male professional footballer to come out as gay.

Overall, Cavallo received some overwhelming positive support from some of the biggest names in world football, reaching out to them personally to send love.

But unfortunately the 22-year-old has already been subjected to the worst homophobic abuse on A-League terraces.

The Adelaide United 1-1 draw with Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park is understood to have been abused.

“I’m not going to pretend I didn’t see or hear homophobic abuse in the game last night,” Cavallo said in an Instagram post.

“There are no words to tell you how frustrated I am.

“This should not be acceptable and we need to do more to make these people accountable.

“Hatred never wins. I will never apologize for my truth and for my recent dismissal of football.

“To all the young people who have been abused by homosexuals, keep your head up and chase your dreams. Know that it has no place in the game. No matter who you are or what color, football is a game for everyone. Your skin or where you came from. ”

Melbourne Victory officials have revealed that they have launched an official investigation into the matter.

“The club is committed to celebrating diversity in football and strongly condemns this behavior, which has no place in our club or in our game,” the A-League club said in a statement.

“Melbourne Victory sees football as a platform to unite fans of any background.

“The club is working with the league, stadium and Adelaide United to further investigate the matter.”

But it seems that the football pitch is not the only place where Cavallo has been abused.

Like other high-profile athletes around the world, young Aussie is also bombarded with awful messages on social media, causing the public to call on Instagram to do more to prevent these kinds of things from happening.

“I don’t want any child or adult to receive hateful and hurtful messages to @instagram,” he continued in the same Instagram post.

“I knew who I really was, I was going to face this.

“The sad fact is that your platforms are not doing enough to stop these messages.

“Thank you for all the positive messages, love and support. It overcomes the negativity. To the people who reached out after the stand in the game.

“Love always wins.”

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