Australian footballer Andy Brennan has come out as gay in a post on his Instagram page.
The former A-League player is the first male Australian footballer to publicly come out.
The 26-year-old currently plays for Victorian National Premier League side Green Gully after signing for the club in November 2018.
Brennan had a two-year stint with A-League side Newcastle Jets between 2015 and 2017 but could only make five league appearances.
He said it was not a call for other gay players to come out, but it was the right decision for him.
“You’ve got to realise that’s who you are and you’ve just got to be who you are – whether you’re gay or whatever, whoever you are,” Brennan told the Herald Sun.