Australian soccer embraces Pride round despite teenage player’s anti-gay screed


The Pride Celebrations in Australia’s A-Leagues at the weekend were certainly colorful. They were also meaningful to many of the country’s top-flight soccer stars. The controversy surrounding Adelaide United teenage player Musa Toure’s anti-LGBTQ social media post was put to one side at Coopers Stadium. Instead, rainbow fireworks greeted the men’s team ahead of Saturday’s Pride Cup clash against Melbourne Victory. With both Toure and Josh Cavallo – the only publicly out gay or bi A-League player, and one of very few worldwide – missing the game due to injuries, there was never likely to be any awkwardness on show.

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