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Robbie Rogers reminds FIFA about gay rights

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Robbie Rogers is featured in the April issue of GQ and talks about FIFA and gay rights, the reaction to his recent op-ed in the USA Today about the subject, other gay athletes and the homophobia he experiences before coming out.

“I would hope that FIFA would be sensitive not only to gay rights but also women’s rights and basic human rights, and they should pick host countries for the World Cup based on what’s best for the competition—that’s what the athletes and fans want.”

“So my goal is to create a dialogue with FIFA and convince them to create guidelines for how they choose countries to host the World Cup going forward, so that they only pick countries that ensure the safety of all the athletes and all the fans.”