Troy Deeney believes there is at least one LGBT player in every football team and says anyone to come out in his squad would be accepted wholeheartedly for who they are.
No Premier League players are openly gay or bisexual, but the Hornets captain hopes this can change so his colleagues can feel comfortable being out before retiring from their playing careers.
“They’re there, they’re 100 per cent there,” said Deeney, talking on BBC podcast Grounded with Louis Theroux. “I’m interested, for the simple fact that I think there’s now a bigger platform than ever to be a gay athlete.
“I always wonder why people finish playing football, rugby, whatever the sport may be and then go ‘I am gay’. I don’t know, because I think once it’s out there, it’s out there. I imagine it must be a real heavy load to carry throughout your sporting career.”