Association football culture Association football issues History of association football Sexual orientation and sports LGBT association football players. Although Brennan had not heard from other gay soccer players, he urged them to get in touch so he could offer advice. He added that he does not believe homosexuality inhibits the talents of the players and that everyone should be free to live their personal lives the way that they want to. Now everyone is going to know, all the coaches, all the opponents, all my teammates. Ireland will also benefit from the English club and the level of play around the Irish captain. But by the time the national team including a young Abby Wambach was defending its title four years later, the league had already folded.
And so it went for the next decade.
I hope there will be no problems at all, I hope we will be treated as everybody else in football. Phuti Lekoloane was an openly gay male player who played in the South African third division. She averages a goal every 77 minutes. Thomas Hitzlsperger.
I was scared it would affect my friendships, my teammates, and my family.