Gay American footballer Collin Martin has shared his thoughts on why the Premier League has no openly queer players. Back in 2018, the talented athlete made LGBTQ+ history when he became one of the first openly gay players in the United States’ Major League Soccer organisation. “Tonight my team, @MNUFC, is having their Pride night.
It’s an important night for me — I’ll be announcing that I am an openly gay player in Major League Soccer. #soccerforall,” he revealed on Twitter.
Since that fateful day, Martin has continued to make waves for his midfielder position on the San Diego Loyal and his advocacy for LGBTQ+ inclusion in football and the greater sports world.
In a recent interview with Daily Express, the 28-year-old athlete opened up about why England’s Premier League has yet to feature an openly queer player. “We don’t always know the factors for gay athletes.