Wade Davis is a gay man who was playing in the NFL and kept it a secret, but decided to speak out about who will be the first openly gay player to come out while playing professional sports.
He spoke with Toure about this and here was the concerned he had about that player.
T: When you get to that Jackie Robinson, that extraordinary player who’s gay but he’s so good you can’t front, do you think about the impact that that would have on America when that moment comes?
W: I think about that moment a lot and that moment really scares me. I think we exist in a society that’s looking for a specific type of player who’s gay. Would we need a face of gay athletics who’s got gold fronts and dreds? You think that the media and Nike would do all this and that for them? Imagine if this person is someone who didn’t go to Stanford, who’s maybe not as articulate as we like. Who’s like 2 Chains. Is he going to be the face of this LGBT sports movement? No. There’s not a chance in Hell. And what if t...