American football player Carl Nassib is the first active NFL player to declare that he is gay. 28-year-old Nassib released A message On his Instagram account, he wants to “quickly say I am gay” in a one-minute video.
Nasibu wrote in a statement that he has been waiting for fifteen years, but now “thanks to family and friends”, he is sober enough to announce the news.
In the video message, he said he likes his privacy. “So I didn’t do this to attract attention,” Nassib emphasized. “But representativeness and popularity are very important to me. I hope that one day I no longer need such a video. Until then, I want to contribute to a culture of acceptance.”
American football is the most watched sport in the United States, and the NFL is the richest sports league in the world. In 2020, despite the COVID-19 crisis, competition still has a turnover of approximately US$12 billion.National Football League and His team Be proud of Nassib by writing on Twitter. NFL boss Roger Goodell said that as we strive to achieve complete equality in the LGBTI community, he hopes that such reports will soon cease to be news.
The contest shared Nassib’s video in the following tweet:
Nasibu said he thanked the league, his coach and other players for their support. He also donated US$100,000 to a charity dedicated to preventing suicide in the LGBTI community.
Nasibu is a guard for his Las Vegas Raiders. He made his NFL debut with the Cleveland Browns in 2016. Two years later, he went to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Last year, Nasibu signed a three-year contract with the Raiders worth more than $25 million.
He is not the first NFL player to come out. When he was still in the league, he was just the first to do this. Previously, players came out after their active careers ended, when they no longer owned the club, or they ended up not participating in NFL games.
For example, guard Michael Sam (Michael Sam) came out in 2014 after graduating from college, when the NFL club could choose him. He was selected by the NFL team, but ultimately never played a game in the league.