Via ShortList magazine

icon striker28 February ~ The decision by former Leeds United and US international winger Robbie Rogers to come out as gay and then retire from football has raised plenty of questions about homophobia in the sport. Though there was plenty of support forthcoming from the football community, recent history of the way players even being perceived as homosexual have been treated gives a strong indication as to why Rogers felt he couldn't continue to play. Why this is, and how it might be changed, is explored in this week's ShortList magazine by Attitude's Colin Crummy.