An anonymous Twitter user claiming to be a gay championship footballer has stated that he’s coming out of the closet any day now. He’s reportedly already come out to his friends and family, and had a meeting with his manager and chairman three days ago – when he supposedly told them too.

The sportsman – who goes simply by the name The Gay Footballer -wrote in one of his first tweets: “I’m a professional footballer, playing for a club in the @SkyBetChamp. I will be revealing my true identity soon, but I am a proud gay man, hoping to break the mould. I am uder the age of 23, and today I came out to my family. Soon I will come out publicly”.

He later said that his family responded “amazingly well”, and hopes the same to be true for the people in his field.

He also tweeted a screenshot of a message he’d received saying: “Get stoned, faggot”. OK then bitch, pass the fucking blunt. Following that, he thanked people for their support and asked for their patience.

But clearly, many people didn’t have that; as a number of people were calling fakery on the whole thing.

“Would love to be wrong but I’m calling BS on the gay footballer,” wrote one user.

Others were just over the hype of it all, as the issue had been discussed on Sky Sports at least three times. But hey, if this is a true gay man, a song and dance is what’s to be expected, surely?

But Sky Sports TV presenter Jim White claims he has in fact been in “correspondence” with the Gay Footballer, tweeting that he has his full support.