Football culture makes it so hard to be gay says Rodgers

The former Leeds winger recently admitted that he is gay but says it isn't easy to admit because ' football brutal sport that picks people up and slams them on their heads. Adding the gay aspect doesn't make a great cocktail.'

updated: March 29, 2013 19:34 IST
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London: Former Leeds winger Robbie Rodgers admits the macho culture of football makes it impossible for gay players to stay in the sport once they have revealed their homosexuality.

Rodgers recently became only the second British-based footballer after Justin Fashanu to admit he was gay, but the United States international waited until quitting Championship club Leeds before going public with the news. (Image for representational purpose only)

The 25-year-old's contract with Leeds was cancelled by mutual consent in January and a few weeks later Rodgers posted a message on his personal website announcing he was gay and had stepped away from football while he considered if he still had a future in the game.

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