Appearing on a Sky News interview, the comments come after reports of two Premier League footballers who plan to publicly come out before the new season. According to British tabloid Daily Mirror, the two star players have already revealed the news to their friends and family but will be looking to make the public announcement soon, citing that they “believe the time is right to come out”.
Thierry Henry supported the move telling the reporter that “I think it’s great. I think it’s great for the game, we’re going forward, it’s great for anyone, for any human being.”
“I can’t talk for everyone, but if I was in a dressing room, that guy would still have been my teammate, and I would still give him the ball, I will still see him the same way, I would still go out with him, or have lunch [with him].”
The talented footballer who has played for a bevy of the world’s top teams including Juventas, Barcelona, LA Galaxy and Arsenal as their all-time highest goal scorer added that “we are all human beings at the end of the day, so it doesn’t really bother me.”
Henry said that when he was playing for MLS, Robbie Rogers had come out as gay and he was the first one to be queried about it. “I said: ‘For me it is not a problem, but making it a problem becomes a problem.’”
“We’re living in a different time, different world. People should accept that.”