After announcing he's gay, Swedish footballer (European soccer) Anton Hysen says it's an easy part to play.

Hysen, the son of former Liverpool defender Gleen Hysen, made his announcement last month in an interview with the football magazine Offside, just weeks after English cricketer Steven Davies made a similar announcement.

The Utsiktens BK player told UK's The Guardian that being the world's only openly gay footballer wasn't difficult.

“There's nothing to be a role model for – you're gay, it's not a big thing,” the 20-year-old athlete told the paper. “People tell me I'm a celebrity now, and I shouldn't be. But as long as it helps [others by speaking openly], I'll do everything I can. If there's anyone afraid of coming out they should give me a call.”

“Everyone has been very positive,” he said. “I was on the train last weekend and this girl said, 'You've made the world a better place, thank you for being there for everyone,' and I haven't done anything.”

“But when you think about it, you kinda have,” he added with a smile. “I'm still the only active player who has come out, so of course it's huge.”