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LGBTQ+ sports stars who blazed a trail as American footballer Carl Nassib makes history as first NFL player to come out

By   /  June 25, 2021  /  Comments Off on LGBTQ+ sports stars who blazed a trail as American footballer Carl Nassib makes history as first NFL player to come out

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EARLIER this week, American footballer Carl Nassib made ­history as the first active NFL player to announce he is gay.

The Las Vegas Raiders defensive lineman shared a video on his Instagram filmed at his home in Pennsylvania.

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Carl Nassib #94 of the Las Vegas Raiders runs against Noah Fant #87 of the Denver BroncosCredit: Getty
Carl made history as the first NFL player to announce he is gay

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Carl made history as the first NFL player to announce he is gayCredit: carlnassib/Instagram

He said: “I just wanted to take a quick moment to say that I’m gay.

“I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now but finally feel comfortable enough to get it off my chest.

“I really have the best life, I’ve got the best family, friends and job a guy can ask for.”

He added: “I’m a pretty private…



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