Gay footballer Robbie Rogers gets retired

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LA Galaxy defender Robbie Rogers who came out as gay in 2013 announced finishing his professional sport career. Rogers made the announcement on his Instagram account and the official website of the club he currently plays for. As a young boy I dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player and representing my country in front of the world,’ he wrote, adding that to achieve his goals in sport without any limits he had to sacrifice a part of himself and keep his sexuality in secret. ‘I wish I could have found the courage that so many young individuals have shared with me in the past five years to live honestly and openly as a gay person,’ he went on, thanking his family, friends and fellow players. And in the end he concluded: ‘Lastly to all of the women and men who are still frightened to share their truth with the world, I’d encourage you to come out. By sharing who you are you will not only be improving your own life but inspiring and literally saving the lives of young people across the world. You deserve to take that same walk, down the players tunnel and have your own partner or loved ones waiting for you.’

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