Las Vegas Raiders defensive stop Carl Nassib on Monday became the initially energetic NFL player to announce he is gay. Nassib created the announcement on Instagram, saying, “I have been which means to do this for a though now, but I ultimately feel comfy adequate to get it off my upper body.”
Raiders owner Mark Davis instructed ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez following Nassib’s announcement: “It truly is 2021. All the far more energy to Carl. It does not modify my feeling of him as a man or woman or as a Raider.”
Shortly following, gamers and teams from all over athletics commenced to chime in with their support of Nassib. Reaction ranged from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to Jason Collins, who turned the NBA’s to start with overtly gay participant in 2014.
— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) June 21, 2021
From Commissioner Goodell: pic.twitter.com/MbgGt6AuGs
— NFL345 (@NFL345) June 21, 2021
Very pleased of you, Carl 🖤 pic.twitter.com/R9aJxYFefW
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) June 21, 2021
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— Saquon Barkley (@saquon) June 21, 2021
Pretty happy of Carl Nassib! Exceptionally satisfied for him and are unable to hold out to observe him play this impending time! 👏🏾🙌🏾 https://t.co/kFaTF2EIcR
— Jason Collins (@jasoncollins98) June 21, 2021
Congrats to Carl Nassib on coming out that is a major phase, I believe that most gamers are involved if you can play or not.
— Shawne Merriman (@shawnemerriman) June 21, 2021
Very pleased to assist Carl and his conclusion to come out as the initial energetic homosexual participant in the NFL. I hope other sports executives will sign up for me in publicly expressing their assist as effectively! 🏳️🌈 https://t.co/sgiJMccDSE
— Brian Burke (@Burkie2020) June 21, 2021
The @NFL is not altering LGBTQ+ athletes are a component of just about every sport and often have been. The only thing switching is the amount of really like, acceptance, and comfortability we come to feel every single working day just being ourselves and being supported by our teammates, coaches, and the game’s admirers.
— R.K. Russell (@RKRelentless) June 21, 2021
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— Tae Davis (@Tae_Davis1) June 21, 2021
The potential to dwell an genuine daily life is so critical.
Illustration and visibility make a difference! 🏳️🌈 https://t.co/E6hSOeIioW
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) June 21, 2021
some things are larger than a rivalry 💙 https://t.co/cO8rHtVxip
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) June 21, 2021
Illustration issues. Thank you Carl Nassib for your remarkable braveness. https://t.co/uOVRdLD3dc
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) June 21, 2021
Genuinely happy of Carl Nassib. The initially lively soccer player to at any time do so. I played with many fellas who hardly ever were relaxed adequate to go public. They have been good teammates, & naturally pretty gifted.
— Warren Moon (@WMoon1) June 22, 2021
— James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) June 22, 2021