It is from the computer-generated players that those coming out as gay will feature in the media section of the game - as not to libel or unintentionally 'out' current footballers as being homo or bi-sexual.
Sport Interactive, who are the creators of Football Manager, say the move is designed to bring football in with the times.
Last year's version of the game had conjured up the scenarios of how Britain leaving the European Union would affect clubs in the UK having to deal with restrictions on EU players now they are no longer in Europe.
A scenario of a possible Yes victory in a second Scottish Independence Referendum was even placed.
Now the issue of homosexuality is being addressed.
Miles Jacobsen of Sport Interactive told the BBC: "I just think it's crazy that in 2017 we are in a world where people can't be themselves.
"[In reality] it will be: Right, OK, let's move on. Everything will carry on perfectly normally, because that's what we've have seen happen elsewhere. It's not a message that everyone is going to see in their game. It is quite rare, but we want it to be seen as a positive thing.
"We also had to take some legal advice, because in some countries that are less forward-thinking than the UK, it is still illegal to be gay. In those cases we have simply respected their laws, so if a player is based in one of those countries, the player won't come out.
"Being gay is just a totally normal thing in life, and it's the right thing to put it in the game because it's something that we're going to be seeing in the future."
The only thing one could argue with is the penultimate paragraph where a cynical eye would wonder if sales of the game in countries that outlaw homosexuality was Sport Interactive's prime motive in that aspect.
A huge opportunity to make a statement to those ignorant nation-state governments appears to have been missed.
However, with regard to the UK, the move is a welcome one - anything that can open up a closed mind that has been blighted by ignorance is a tonic worth administering.
Because while government legislation over the decades has progressed to the point where to discriminate against someone who is gay is illegal, there is still some backwardness within British football that thinks the 1967 Act that decriminalised homosexuality didn't really happen.
As mentioned at the start of this piece, there have been many who deem Sport Interactive's move as being 'political correctness gone mad'.
All said with no sense of irony or afterthought as to why political correctness was needed in the first place. To stop unacceptable bigotry becoming acceptable.
There's a reason why the Tory party no longer use election campaign slogans such as: "If you want a n*gger for a neighbour, vote Liberal or Labour" like they did in Smethwick during the 1964 General Election.
And there's reasons why homophobic behaviour needs to be addressed and put back under the stone it came from - such as the examples uncovered by Gareth Thomas' documentary earlier this year.
The bigotry espoused by the online keyboard warriors (very few, not surprisingly reveal their real names) came as no surprise given some view internet forums as fair game to vent their prejudices under the cloak of anonymity - cowards that they are.
What was more worrying in Thomas' documentary was the hesitancy of the Players Football Association (PFA) to offer full and unequivocal protection and support for any professional footballer who wanted to come out as being gay while still playing.
After all, the one example of a footballer coming out would not inspire confidence for a current professional who is gay and wondering if he should come out.
Justin Fashanu, burst on the scene with Norwich City with his most memorable moment coming with a superb individual goal against Liverpool.
He won a big money move to Nottingham Forest which was marred by injuries and the fact that his manager, Brian Clough, found out about Fashanu's sexual preference.
As Clough wrote in the first of his two autobiographies: "'Where do you go if you want a loaf of bread?' I asked him. 'A baker's, I suppose'. 'Where do you go if you want a leg of lamb?' 'A butcher's'. 'So why do you keep going to that bloody poofs' club?"'
Clough would later repent at his behaviour and attitude towards Fashanu in his second autobiography but his apologies were far too late as his former centre-forward committed suicide four years before the book was published.
Such small-mindedness has not exclusively been that of Brian Clough's.
The manager of Brazil's World Cup winning side of 2002, Luiz Felipe Scolari, said during that tournament: "If I found out that one of my players was gay I would throw him off the team."
Former Republic of Ireland striker, Tony Cascarino, once claimed that football's dressing room culture would not be mature enough to deal with a fellow team-mate coming out as gay.
He said: "Would a player mind if he found out a team-mate was gay? Probably. Players wouldn’t want to be left alone with him, they wouldn’t want to shower with him.
"Before you rush to criticise, would you find it acceptable for a man to walk around a women’s dressing-room? More importantly, team-mates would be self-conscious around the player.
"The sexual banter would develop an uncomfortable edge if it continued. It is an undesirable scenario for a manager, since an uneasy and divided squad is not a recipe for success. A gay player himself would probably feel equally ill-at-ease.
"Dressing-rooms are like perverted nudist camps. Immature, wild places, little self-contained states where the normal rules of common decency and acceptable behaviour do not apply. Sexual activity and bodily functions are props players use for pranks and banter."
Former Crystal Palace manager, Alan Smith, spoke of the embedded attitudes that still exist which need to be broken down. He said: "I've had players over the years who were single and read books and so others [other players] said they must be gay...I think being openly gay would be something very difficult to live with in football.... You can get drunk and beat up your wife and that's quite acceptable, but if someone were to say 'I'm gay', it's considered awful. It's ridiculous."
Sport Interactive's Football Manager game has been a best-seller for well over a decade now.
Many football supporters buy it in droves so that they can get a taste of what it's like to be in the dugout and even create a scenario where they can turn their plodding team from real life into computer world-beaters.
There is a scene in the film "42" which dramatises Jackie Robinson becoming the first black baseball player to play in the major league. In it, a crowd is hurling racist abuse at him - including the father of a small child attending his first game.
Taking his cue from his father, the kid joins in with the racism his main patriarchal figure has just taught him.
Substitute racism for homophobia and you'll find that someone somewhere taught morons like the one below.
It would be the decent and most honourable thing to do for the rest of football to back them up.