Robbie Rogers talks about decision to come out and homophobia in sports
Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Robbie Rogers joined the show to talk about his decision to come out.
Rogers said Jason Collins coming out didn’t affect his decision, but he was very happy that he did it and society accepted him.
But Rogers said it’s not necessarily easy: “There’s a reason athletes don’t come out. Sports are a bit homophobic. If it wasn’t, everybody would do it …. It’s not something that athletes just make up in their minds. It’s something that needs to change. It is changing.”
Rogers sad fans are a bit tougher in England. “Soccer fans in England are more brutal,” Rogers said. “But one thing I’ve learned through all this is people are sensitive. That really surprised me.”
Rogers said that he didn’t want to be an activist. But now that he is in that position, he is OK with that role.
Rogers said that he struggled with religion and wondering what God wanted from him. But now he believes God put him in this role to help people.