Brazilian umpire Igor Benevenuto has actually ended up being the initial FIFA-ranked umpire in football background ahead out as gay.
Benevenuto, 41, revealed throughout a Globoesporte podcast that he is gay as well as revealed his pleasure that he is ultimately prepared to be himself.
In a declaration to GloboEsporte, FIFA stated: “FIFA invites as well as sustains umpire Igor Benevenuto as well as his choice ahead out. As highlighted at various other times, FIFA highly thinks that football is for everybody. And also Igor making every effort to be real to himself is a vital minute for football in Brazil as well as in various other nations worldwide.
” We wish this choice will certainly urge others as well as influence higher variety as well as addition in the “stunning video game.”