Retrieved April 29, All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from April Articles with permanently dead external links CS1 maint: But mostly I love this city because it is blessed with an abundance of good-looking fellas, almost all of whom are members of the Air Force That way, no single player would have to deal with the media and public reaction. I lost all focus on soccer and also my love for the game. I was also afraid that Robbie wouldn't come back to football; I badly wanted there to be an active, openly gay soccer player. Retrieved 8 August
Suddenly, here was Robbie able to be honest with everyone, and me thinking I would live this lie throughout my entire life and end up marrying a woman and have kids.
German player Thomas Hitzlsperger stated in January that he thought it would be a long time before there was an openly gay player in the English Premier League. I remember thinking I'd get to have a conversation with him and say: And I'm thinking, 'man, what if they knew that I was gay and they're changing in front of me? We play up and down the South East, and the teams consist of ex-pros, those that didn't quite make it, college players
He came out to friends and family inand in publicly spoke to the media about his homosexuality and the difficulties that gay footballers experience.