Swiss Super League referee Pascal Erlachner comes out as gay
Swiss Super League referee Pascal Erlachner has spoken publicly about being gay for the first time.
Erlachner, 37, told the Swiss newspaper Blick he decided to come out because homosexuality in football is still a taboo and he wants to create awareness around the issue.
“There are still many LGBT people being hushed up, especially in football. If a single footballer or referee can help or encourage someone, then coming out will be worthwhile” he explained.