It may be no more than a great excuse to run a picture of gay Australian Olympic medal-winning diver Matthew Mitcham in a bit of a towel, but we also like the cut of his jib. And by that we don’t mean cock. Though we might mean cock if he opens that goddamn towel ALREADY! Jeesh!
No, we like what he has been saying to footballers. Or “soccer players” if you like a little mustard on your hot dog. ‘If their environment allows them to feel comfortable enough to come out, I see absolutely no reason why not,’ he says, and we can find no reason to quibble.
‘All the footy codes have been doing so much work to stamp out homophobia in their sports, and I think it’s so brilliant and such a proactive thing on their part,’ he goes on as we melt at that Australian accent saying ‘footy’. Say it again!
‘It’s a part of me that I love and enjoy,’ he continues, apparently still not talking about his cock. ‘I like being known as gay. I see it as something positive, so it’s just another positive thing to be known as.’
For which we salute him. With more than one body part.
Gay Olympic diver tells gay footballers to come out. And he'll open the towel if you do!,