Ex-Columbus, Vancouver, Montreal midfielder Testo regrets not coming out earlier

David Testo admits he regrets not coming out about his homosexuality earlier in his playing career.

The 30-year old former Columbus Crew, Vancouver Whitecaps and Montreal Impact midfielder this week revealed to CBC’s Radio Canada that he is gay and is annoyed at himself for not ‘coming out of the closet’ earlier as it is nothing to be ashamed of.

"Living the life of a professional athlete and being gay is incredibly hard," he said. "It’s like carrying around a secret, you know, and carrying around luggage and just never being allowed to be yourself.

“I’m gay. I didn’t choose this. This is just who I am. I really do regret not having come out publicly earlier. It’s something I struggled with my whole life and whole career.”

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