BERLIN — A former World Cup player from Germany came out as gay on Wednesday, rebuking the Russian anti-gay law that threatens to tarnish next month's Sochi Olympics and challenging the longstanding stigma against homosexuality in football.
Germany's Hitzlsperger comes out, challenges macho soccer culture
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