Carl Nassib’s jersey becomes first in sales after coming out

Carl Nassib became this Monday the first active player in American football historyto reveal his homosexuality, and obviously the fans have no problem with that.

It is in a video posted on his social networks that the defensive end of the Los Angeles Raiders wanted to share his story. Usually very reserved, as he says–Likewise, Nassib hopes to raise awareness and deconstruct the clichés surrounding professional sport.. A speech that visibly seduced the fans of the player, the supporters of his team and all fans of American football. Since the announcement, the 28-year-old’s jersey, flocked with the number 94, has been the best-selling in the past two days. according to information from the Fanatics platform which manages the NFL store. A mobilization movement to underline and which will allow the player’s tunics to multiply in the stands.

Joe Biden supports Nassib

In a message posted to Twitter on Wednesday, Joe Biden praised Carl Nassib’s « courage » but also the Japanese footballer Kumi Yokoyama who announced her transidentity.

« To Carl Nassib and Kumi Yokoyama – two important and inspiring sportsmen who came out this week: I’m proud of your courage, Biden wrote. Thanks to you, countless children all over the world see themselves differently today..«  The US President used the official account of the President of the States–United, with the inscription « Happy Pride Month » on the banner.

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