AFL boss Gillon McLachlan has revealed the burden that gay players face in the sport, saying that they are often forced to hide their true identity.
Speaking at the launch of the AFL’s Pride Game, McLachlan said that the league was committed to creating an inclusive environment for all players, regardless of their sexuality.
He said that the AFL was working hard to ensure that gay players felt comfortable and accepted in the sport, and that the league was doing everything it could to make sure that they were not discriminated against.
McLachlan also said that the AFL was working to create a culture of acceptance and understanding, and that the league was committed to making sure that all players felt safe and respected.
The AFL boss’s comments come as the league prepares to host its first ever Pride Game, which will be held in Melbourne in June. The game will be a celebration of diversity and inclusion, and will be a chance for the AFL to show its commitment to creating an inclusive environment for all players.
McLachlan’s comments are a reminder that the AFL is committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all players, regardless of their sexuality. It is a positive step forward for the league, and one that will hopefully help to create a more inclusive culture in the sport.