Homophobia in football, and the lack of openly gay footballers

In October 2021, Australian footballer Josh Cavallo came out as gay. Cavallo became the first openly gay footballer since February 2013, when Columbus Crew's Robbie Rogers came out. After the American's retirement in 2017, the men's football scene was without an open member of the LGBTQ+ community for four years. Cavallo's bravery paved the way for 17-year-old Jake Daniels, a Blackpool youth product who came out as gay in May 2022. With hundreds of thousands of professional players worldwide, the fact of the matter remains that more LGBTQ+ members of the footballing community remain in the closet, unwilling to come out.

Macarena Sanchez and the Women’s Football Lawsuit in Argentina

It's no secret that women's football is treated in lesser regard to men's, rather unfairly, and in more ways than just television coverage and attention. Female footballers make significantly less income than their male counterparts and in a country like Argentina, women's football is not even a professional sport and something that women can do … Continue reading Macarena Sanchez and the Women’s Football Lawsuit in Argentina

Michael Bradley Wears Rainbow Armband in Support of Orlando Shooting Victims

Michael Bradley is a class act. Don't believe me? Check out this rainbow-coloured armband he wore on Thursday night's Copa America quarter final match against Ecuador to show his solidarity to the LGBT community and support for the victims of the Orlando Shooting. The Copa America is a big tournament with a lot of people … Continue reading Michael Bradley Wears Rainbow Armband in Support of Orlando Shooting Victims