Former England striker Robbie Fowler has said it would not be a problem if a gay footballer came out.
The soccer star, who was once accused of homophobia, was reacting to retired German national Thomas Hitzlsperger who revealed his sexuality last week.
Fowler said it was ‘difficult to say’ if there is a homophobic atmosphere in football.
‘Certainly it would not be a problem in the dressing room,’ he told Football Focus.
‘I don't think it will be a problem on the terraces.’