Former team-mates lend support to Rogers

Leeds players offered their support to former team-mate Robbie Rogers after the American revealed he is gay and announced his retirement from football at the age of 25.

Photo of soccer player, Robbie Rogers. Wilson Wong photo.

Football was left to once again examine its last great taboo as Rogers, capped 18 times by the United States and a 2008 Olympian, wrote on his blog that he had been afraid of revealing his sexuality – and he now wants to live a new life outside of the game.

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