Everton duo Richarlison and Lucas Digne consider the footballing world would supply their full help if a Premier League footballer selected to return out as homosexual.
Saturday is Liverpool City Area Pleasure, an annual occasion celebrating the native LGBT+ group which the Toffees are once more supporting.
The Merseyside outfit have carried out superb work of their makes an attempt to remove discrimination, and even run their very own LGBT+ supporters group, Rainbow Toffees.
“I believe soccer is turning into extra inclusive and so it ought to,” Everton star Richarlison informed Everton’s official web site.
“The world has modified rather a lot. We will not stay as individuals did 100 years in the past.
“We’re all the identical and we must be handled this manner. I don’t suppose it will be an issue right here or anyplace else [if a player came out as gay].
“Everybody should be handled, first, with respect and equality.”
Digne backed up his teammates feedback, including: “We’d react usually. We’d not have any downside in any respect with this [a player declaring he was gay].
“Gamers are open, we speak about each topic. No person would must be shocked and every part can be OK.
“It’s one thing which is regular. Everyone is handled equally. That is how it’s at Everton and what I’ve at all times seen in soccer.
“This may be no completely different, it will not be a problem.”