Our second interview with gay Swedish footballer, Anton Hysen. This was kindly filmed by SRtRC Sweden and FIFPro for our new anti-homophobia film.
Back in April this year we first interviewed Anton shortly after his sexuality hit the headlines in the UK and the rest of the world. Anton came out as gay to the Swedish football magazine Offside in March 2011. He has been described as the "first high-profile Swedish footballer to announce that he is gay" and as the second professional football player to come out, after English footballer Justin Fashanu in 1990. The BBC called him "a global one-off".
Anton is 20 years old and plays for Swedish side Utsiktens BK. He is the son of former Liverpool player Glenn Hysen.
Now, thanks to the Swedish Show Racism the Red Card (Ge Rasismen Röt Kort) and the World Players' Union, FIFPro who have filmed this interview for us, you can watch the interview with Anton on our YouTube channel.
Anton is filmed talking about his experiences of coming out and homophobic abuse and gives advice to anyone suffering.
For more information about our upcoming anti-homophobia educational film please click here.