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Athletes Who Made History With True One-Of-A-Kind Moments

Darren - August 11, 2021
Sports

Athletes Who Made History With True One-Of-A-Kind Moments

Darren - August 11, 2021
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1. Carl Nassib (2021)

Nassib made waves in 2021 when he became the first gay player to come out in NFL history. This was a massive news story because football is such a macho sport. There is no doubt that many gay athletes have played in the league but none of them felt comfortable enough to come out. They were worried that their own teammates and front offices would turn on them. Meanwhile, there was also the fear of inevitable fan abuse.

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However, Nassib decided that he was tired of hiding who he was. The Las Vegas Raiders’ star announced in a low-key manner. Then, the NFL issued a statement in support of the defensive end. Most fans had nothing but respect for the young man because it took guts to say those words. Some one-of-a-kind occurrences change things for the better forever. Let’s hope that this is one of them.

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