Ex-Leeds star campaigns to help gay footballers

LA Galaxy star Robbie Rogers is back at his old club Leeds United to front an anti-discrimination drive to try and ease the fears of any other gay footballers

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Leeds United MD and former player Robbie Rogers talk to Calendar about their campaign to help gay footballers

A special guest at tomorrow's game is ex-Leeds player Robbie Rogers. The 26-year-old USA international striker became the first professional footballer to come out as gay for more than 20 years. Robbie made a handful of appearances for Leeds a couple of seasons ago.

He is back playing in America for LA Galaxy. And he's also an ambassador for the anti-discrimination charity "Beyond It". John Shires met Robbie, and the Leeds Managing Director David Haigh at Elland Road, and asked him how difficult it had been to declare his sexuality.


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