Hummels noted that football is one of the few areas of culture in society where there is — apparently, at least — no male homosexuality. While the rest of the world has been more liberal, civilised and less prejudiced, the world of football remains stuck in the past when it comes to tolerance. Google News. Football 'toxic' for gay people and minorities". My Gay Brother is an outcast".
As a young man, Rogers had a distinguished playing career, representing the USA at under and under level. Rouyer would represent his country 17 times in the late s and early s, scoring twice. A group dedicated to ending discrimination in soccer has a warning for any gay soccer fans going to Russia for the World Cup: Robert W Hefner.
Hitzlsperger, who has been capped many times for his country, had played much of his club football in England, notably for Aston Villa and West Ham.