“In football, the problem is that people think it’s a ‘macho men’ sport. I think that this sport can be enjoyed by homosexuals, transsexuals, bisexuals, by anyone.” These are the truthful words of Jesús Tomillero, Spain’s first openly gay football referee.
Tomillero is no longer an active referee having quit this past May due to the unrelenting homophobic abuse he endured within the sport. The Bleacher Report recently published Richard Fitzpatrick’s excellent in-depth profile of Tomillero and his evolving story. Please take 10 minutes to read it and share.