(NBC News) In a video shared on Twitter on Monday, the National Football League declared, “Football is gay.”
In white letters on a black background, the word “gay” was then replaced with words including “lesbian,” “beautiful,” “queer,” “transgender,” “power” and “life.”
The video’s final declaration: “Football is for everyone.”
The NFL released the video in response to Las Vegas Raiders player Carl Nassib coming out last week, league spokesperson Samantha Roth told Outsports. Nassib is the first active NFL player to come out as gay.