06 Anton Hysen

Anton is a Swedish media personality and football player, who in 2011 gained global attention when he came out as gay. He was the first high-profile Swedish footballer to make the announcement and the second active professional player in the world to come out after English footballer Justin Fashanu, in 1990


Unbeknownst to most people, Anton was actually born in Liverpool while his father Glenn Hysén was playing for Liverpool FC. The same year that Anton was born, his father won the league title with The Reds.

In this episode we discuss homophobia in football, Anton’s big announcement, the unexpected attention he received from all corners of the world, the environment in the locker room, indecent proposals, winning Dancing With The Stars, Liverpool FC, and much more!

Contact Anton: Tweet @antonhysenoffic | Instagram antonhysen | Email

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