While professional sports here in the States are making some progress on gay inclusion, the soccer circuit remains a hotbed of homophobia. Welsh player Daniel Thomas was suspended earlier this year for tweeting hate at British diver Tom Daley and American player Colin Clark too had to sit out games for his own hateful remarks.
Manchester United goalie Anders Lindegaard hopes to see that change, and he thinks that will only happen if a gay player comes out.
"Gay people need a hero. They need someone who dares to step forward and stand for their sexuality," Lindegaard said in an open letter, according to The Sun.