• Goalkeeper wants his brother, who is gay, to not fear abuse
  • ‘I’ve bit my tongue too many times. All that ends today’

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale has vowed to call out homophobia and said he wants to make football a sport that is a “welcoming place for everyone” after talking for the first time about the fact that one of his brothers is gay.

The goalkeeper, writing in The Players’ Tribune, said: “Over the years, I’ve probably bit my tongue a few too many times – both in dressing rooms and on social media – whenever I hear homophobic comments or stupid things being said. And I think maybe my brother has done the same, thinking it would make my life easier. Well, all that ends today.”

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