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January 18, 2012

Head of German Football Association calls on gay football stars to come out.

Gay footballers are being urged to come out by the head of the German Football Association.

Theo Zwanziger called on players to 'have the courage to declare themselves,' saying attitudes within football have changed in recent years, reported The Local.

The comments were made during a public discussion on sexuality in the sport in Cologne yesterday and follows star footballer Phillip Lahm's recent claims that Germany is not yet ready to accept openly gay athletes.