Former Leeds United player fronting anti-discrimination campaign

Robbie Rogers has become an anti-discrimination activist Photo: PA Pictures

Ex-Leeds United and current LA Galaxy footballer, Robbie Rogers is in the country this week to launch his Beyond It campaign in the UK.

Robbie was one of the first professional footballer to announce that he was gay and his Beyond It campaign has been a huge success in the US with high profile support from a range of sportspeople. The campaign works to tackle all forms of discrimination in sport - including homophobia and racism (http://www.beyondit.org.).

Robbie Rogers during the U. S. men's national team practice at Princeton University in Princeton Credit: PA Pictures

The campaign is being launched with Leeds United this afternoon who are the first UK football club to pledge their support. Robbie is a guest of the club at their game on Saturday and they will be promoting the campaign on the day as well as actively promoting the Beyond It massage in school and the community via the Leeds United Foundation.

Rogers played only a handful of times for the Yorkshire club as injury restricted his chances causing him to retire from the game after a year, although he has since returned to football and now plays for the recently retired David Beckham's former club LA Galaxy.