Once again footballers in Germany seem to be taking the lead on the issue in homophobia on football.
Schalke and Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has urged homosexual footballers to stop hiding their sexuality.
The 24-year-old, who has been recently linked to Liverpool and Manchester United, told a German celebrity magazine that coming out would lift a great weight from gay players' shoulders.
He added the fans would soon accept it saying what matters is the performance delivered by a player.
Neuer's comments follow on from those of Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez last November.
Once again it is encouraging to see footballers speak positively about the issue.
The majority of players are actually very bright and aware of the wider world, contrary to popular belief.
More statements like this and both players and footballers alike will feel more comfortable with the fact that being LGBT is both fine and acceptable.