Teammates of professional soccer player
David Testo support his decision to come out gay.
The 30-year-old Testo came out publicly
during a CBS Radio-Canada interview last week.
“I'm a homosexual, I'm gay. I didn't
choose this. This is just who I am. It has nothing to do with if
you're good at soccer. And you still can be an amazing soccer player
and be gay,” he
The North Carolina native has
previously played for the Vancouver Whitecaps, the Columbus Crew and
Richmond Kickers. He joined the Montreal Impact in 2007 but is
without a contract.
Two Impact players say they admire
Testo's courage to come forward.
“I come from a country where there's
really, you know, a macho mentality,” Eduardo Sebrango, a
Cuban-born Canadian, told the Montreal
Gazette. “I think things are getting better, but for guys
who are gay in professional sport, especially, things are a lot
“But being in Quebec and Montreal,
especially, people here are much more accepting, and I think David
felt like this was home for him, more than when we were in
“I'm glad he did [come out],” said
Nevio Pizzolitto, “because he's in a position where he can inspire
a lot of people to do the same.”
“What David did was great,” he