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Soccer Star Robbie Rogers on Coming Out: It Was For My Sanity & Happiness

Soccer Star Robbie Rogers on Coming Out: It Was For My Sanity & Happiness

Robbie Rogers keeps his total concentration on the soccer ball in this brand new feature from Flaunt magazine’s latest issue.

Here’s what the 26-year-old openly gay soccer star had to share with the mag:

On his past inner conflict: “There were a lot of moments where I was just miserable when I should’ve been happy. ‘Guess I’ll go play professional soccer in England!’ but I’m still miserable. Being closeted was affecting the way I played; it was affecting my relationships. It just really destroys you—your mental health and your confidence. I was just like, ‘I’m over this.’”

On his coming out: “Just getting some sh*t off my chest. For me it was just for my sanity, for my happiness.”

On not wanting to tweet: “Now I don’t even really tweet because if you say anything, people object. You post a picture of your dog and people respond, ‘You shouldn’t be with your dog, you should be training.’ And it’s like, are you f*cking kidding me?”

For more from Robbie, visit Flaunt.com.

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