Arsenal hero Thierry Henry speaks brilliantly about players coming out as gay

The Premier League legend offers his take on a subject often seen as taboo within sporting circles.

According to the Mirror, two Premier League stars – one of them an England international – are ready to come out as being gay before the start of next season.

Since Justin Fashanu game out in 1990, there has been a poor attitude in English football towards homosexuality – with fans even making a shocking chant about Sol Campbell back in 2009. 

With it being 2015 and that fact that someone's sexuality should not even be an issue, you better believe there will be plenty of support for the duo.

And one man that is more than ready to show his support is former Arsenal and Barcelona striker and Sky Sports pundit, Thierry Henry.

The Frenchman was playing the in the MLS for New York Red Bulls when former Leeds United player Robbie Roger announced that was he was gay.

And speaking on Sky News, Henry told Kay Burley that he would never have a problem with his team-mate being gay and that is not an issue at all: "It’s not a problem, we’re ultimately there to do a job. Whatever you believe in, whatever you do," he said.

"If I was in a dressing room, that guy would still have been my teammate and I would still give him the ball, and I would still see him the same way, still go out with him.

"We're all human beings at the end of the day, so it doesn't really bother me. We’re living in a different time, a different world, and people should accept that.

"I think It's great for the game, I think it's great for any human being. If it makes you feel better to get on with your life, if you're confident to get on with it and say it."

Well played Thierry, you really did hit the nail on the head!


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