"There is fear among athletes to come out of the closet"
Between tears "of impotence" the water polo player Víctor Gutiérrez (Madrid, 1991) denounced this weekend having experienced an "episode of homophobia" during a match in the Division of Honor, the highest male category in this sport. "I'm usually here to tell you things from a positive point of view," he told his Instagram followers before telling how a member of the rival team, CN Sabadell, had called him a "fag" during the meeting. An insult that, according to his version, he repeated after Gutiérrez refused to shake his hand at the end of the game. The CN Terrassa player, the first elite team sport player to speak publicly about his homosexuality, acknowledged feeling "quite affected" and regretted that "there is still an attempt to attack and harm people" because of his sexual orientation.