The future of pro sports is here, sorry Jason…
Robbie Rogers Becomes First Openly Gay American Athlete To Play In A Pro Game
Robbie Rogers has become the first openly gay male athlete to play in a U.S. professional league. Rogers made his Los Angeles debut Sunday night, entering as a substitute in the 77th minute with the Galaxy leading the Seattle Sounders 4-0.
Rogers received loud cheers from the crowd as he ran onto the pitch. Fans chanted his last name.
Before the game, Rogers was the focus of six photographers after he and the other subs sat on the bench.
Marc Burch, a Sounders substitute, slapped hands with Rogers as he headed toward the visiting bench.
Seattle coach Sigi Schmid, who once coached the Galaxy, sought out Rogers for a supportive pre-game hug. Rogers signed with the team Saturday after being acquired from the Chicago Fire. The Galaxy traded Mike Magee to his hometown Fire in exchange for the rights to Rogers, who signed a multiyear deal.
Saturday, prior to the game, Robbie Posted this pic to his Instagram page.
The culture of American professional athletics is changing, one broken closet door at a time.
How do you feel about the new trend of openly gay atletes? Are you offended by the comparison of gay athletes to first black pro athletes like Jackie Robinson??
Image via Instagram