Murray said in his retweet: “Makes it all worthwhile young man”.
Zander is the first senior Scottish player to come out and the first openly gay football player in Scotland since Airdrie and Hearts player Justin Fashanu in the 1990s.
He follows in the footsteps of Jake Daniels, who came out back in May, and made history as Britain’s first active openly gay male professional footballer and the first pro to come out since Fashanu, over 30 years later.
Murray has been playing with the club for four seasons now and holds the current record for goal scores in a single season.
Since coming out, Murray has done a number of interviews about his decision to live publicly. In one, he told Lorraine Kelly (below) that Tom Daley had reached out to show support:
“Like yourself Lorraine, he is an absolute icon. He messaged me when I was on the way back from football training in a car with four boys, and I had tears in my eyes seeing his direct message,” he told the host.
“I messaged him back and went, ‘Look, I’m in the car on the way back from football with four boys, and I’ve got tears in my eyes, and I don’t even care – I’ve fully accepted myself.’ He’s been amazing.”
To see a list of all the celebrities and public figures who have come out in 2022 (so far…), click here.
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