It is a tacit message from sport that the colour of my skin is worthy of protection but my sexuality is not. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. If a politician, TV presenter or boy-band member publicly announces he's gay, we pick up the remote control and move on. Panthers must weigh pros, cons if considering Colin Kaepernick 14h David Newton. The question at the NBA is always, 'Have you got game?
Because until a sportsman announces his homosexuality while he is still playing the five crucial words in this matterthere will be no mass opening of closet doors.
Why the outing of Amaechi won't change a thing in American sports
He said that "they would have teammates that would accept them for being a good person and a good teammate, and there would be people who would give him a hard time about it. That's just how the world is right now. Archived from the original on 29 October In Maya few months after coming out, Amaechi said he had "underestimated America", adding that he had expected the "wrath of a nation" but it never materialised. Retrieved 16 January It doesn't take an Enigma machine to decipher what this honourable code might mean: Amaechi also pointed to another reason why a top player had not come out: