The former professional football player Thomas Hitzlsperger has released a video explaining his reasons for announcing he is gay.
Asked whether he thinks he could have made the announcement before his retirement, he says he believes young players "can talk about it" and that we will see a current footballer coming out earlier in their careers.
But he admitted he "does not know a single gay footballer personally".
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