Tara Reid offers support to gay Aussie footballer Josh Cavallo

Hollywood actress Tara Reid offers support to gay Aussie footballer Josh Cavallo after he slammed FIFA for telling players not to wear rainbow armbands at the World Cup

Hollywood actress Tara Reid has come forward to support gay Aussie footballer Josh Cavallo, 23, after the Adelaide United player slammed FIFA on his social media.

It comes after Cavallo wrote a takedown of the organisation’s decision to tell its top players not to wear the Rainbow One Love armband during the World Cup in Qatar.

Reid, 47, who rose to fame in American Pie in 1999, messaged ‘One Love’ to Cavallo on his Instagram post.

Hollywood actress Tara Reid (pictured) has come forward to support gay Aussie footballer Josh Cavallo, 23, after the Adelaide United player slammed FIFA on his social media

Hollywood actress Tara Reid (pictured) has come forward to support gay Aussie footballer Josh Cavallo, 23, after the Adelaide United player slammed FIFA on his social media

The Sharknado star also included a Rainbow flag and folded hand emojis in her gesture of solidarity to Cavallo, who came out as gay in October last year. 

Since then the star, who is football’s first openly gay player, has courageously become a poster boy for improving LGBTI+ rights across the sporting world. 

The handsome footballer did not hold back in his story, posted on Monday. 

‘FIFA,’ he began, ‘I love my identity. Seeing you have banned all teams to wear the One Love Armband to actively support LGBTQ+ at the world cup, you have lost my respect!

‘All the work my fellow allies and the LGBTQ+ community are doing to make football inclusive, you have shown that football isn’t a place for everyone.’

Cavallo (pictured) wrote a takedown after FIA's decision to tell its top players not to wear the Rainbow One Love armband during the World Cup in Qatar

Cavallo (pictured) wrote a takedown after FIA’s decision to tell its top players not to wear the Rainbow One Love armband during the World Cup in Qatar

The Sharknado star also included a Rainbow flag, #One Love and folded hand emoji in her gesture of solidarity to Cavallo, who came out as gay in October last year

The Sharknado star also included a Rainbow flag, #One Love and folded hand emoji in her gesture of solidarity to Cavallo, who came out as gay in October last year

Cavallo’s post attracted broad support from his friends and followers.

‘Josh is right,’ wrote one fan on the post, ‘the FIFA World Cup is embarrassing.’

Another said: ‘Agree with you 100%. FIFA article 3 is about human rights. But as we can see now, money is more important than a few thousand people’s lives.’  

Cavallo’s emotional post comes as the world’s most powerful sporting organisation threatened to ban some of the competition’s top captains from wearing the armband.

Reid, 47, who rose to fame in American Pie in 1999, messaged 'One Love' to Cavallo on his Instagram post

Reid, 47, who rose to fame in American Pie in 1999, messaged ‘One Love’ to Cavallo on his Instagram post

England’s Harry Kane, Welsh superstar Gareth Bale, Belgium’s Eden Hazard and outspoken Danish skipper Christian Eriksen, were all planing to take to the pitch with Rainbow One Love colours on their arm.

FIFA told players they would face sanctions, yellow cards or even be forced to leave the pitch if they were worn. 

Subsequently, a number of European football associations released a joint statement saying they couldn’t ‘put their players in a position where they could face sporting sanctions’.

Cavallo (pictured) who came out as gay in October last year, has become a poster boy for improving LGBTI+ rights across the sporting world

Cavallo (pictured) who came out as gay in October last year, has become a poster boy for improving LGBTI+ rights across the sporting world

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