Thomas Hitzlsperger's former club Aston Villa has praised him after the ex-footballer announced he was gay:
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. (1/3)
His statement today is a straightforward statement and, along with our support as a club, we hope that everyone involved in the game...(2/3)
...extend to him their support as well. (3/3)
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