Danish outlet Sport2 recently ran a story with Jon Lee-Olson,
goalie for Rungsted Seier Capital, who has become the first
professional player in the Danish Metal Ligaen to come out as gay. Sport2 also spoke to Caps forward Lars Eller, who praised Lee-Olson and voiced support for gay players in general.
“I’ve played with a number of [gay hockey players]”, Eller tells
Sport2, as translated by RMNB’s Magnus Cadelin. “I’m not surprised about
it because I know [players] sometimes are [gay]. But to say it is
another thing, and I’m sure it haven’t been easy on them. But they’re
brave. It’s really needed – to get this taboo gone.”
Lee-Olson, who has played pro hockey in Denmark since 2013-14, tells Sport2 how he came out to his teammates over text message.
“[My teammates] wrote that they had great respect for the fact that I
dared to say it,” Lee-Olson says,” and that I was still just me.”
Major props to both Lee-Olson and Eller.
I’ve always had respect for Eller, now I have more
Lars Eller voices support for first out gay Danish pro hockey player