Former Hyundai A-League player Andy Brennan wants to be the role model he never had after becoming Australia’s only openly-gay professional footballer.
Brennan, who played five Hyundai A-League matches for the Newcastle Jets across the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons, now runs out for Victorian outfit Green Gully in the National Premier Leagues.
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The 26-year-old came out in an Instagram post back in May, and revealed he feared he may not be accepted by coaches and teammates in a feature with ABC’s 7.30 Report on Tuesday.
Since making the call to be open about his sexuality, Brennan revealed his fellow players have embraced his decision.