Is Enough Being Done to Promote Tolerance in Soccer?

Robbie Rogers, the former U.S.A. international and Leeds player has revealed via a well-written statement on his website, that he is gay and that he is now to step away from the game to discover his identity outside of soccer.

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Photo of soccer player, Robbie Rogers. Wilson Wong photo.
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I wish him all the luck in the world, writes the EPL Talk writer.

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The most played team sport around the world has now jumped to the giddy total of three players who have felt secure enough to admit that they are gay. Let us not forget as well that one of those three was made to feel such an outcast that he went on to take his own life.

The reaction when the news regarding Rogers broke would make an irregular observer of soccer think the sport had only just discovered that homosexuality existed. The shock and surprise shown by many involved in the game shows just far how behind the rest of society football is on this issue.

Read more : epltalk.com

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