On Sunday, the New York Giants made a move that is probably going to upset some people, as they sent a message of support for LGBT rights.
This message came in the form of a Youtube video, in which the Giants encourage both LGBT coaches and athletes to be proud of who they are, and not be discouraged from taking part in sport.
Six Giants starred in the video, which has the charming title You Can Play, including Victor Cruz and Prince Amukamara, alongside former Giants David Diehl and Hall of Famer Harry Carson.
“The New York Giants believe that all athletes should be afforded equal opportunity, and judged only by their talent, character and work ethic,” says Zak DeOssie in the video. We are thrilled that the Giants are leading the charge in the NFL for LGBT inclusion,” said Wade Davis, the You Can Play organization’s executive director and a former NFL player.”
“The entire Giants organization has committed to inclusion for all, including LGBT athletes and fans. The vocal support of alumni like Harry Carson, the Giants’ front office staff, and current players sends a giant message to all sports fans, especially young fans everywhere.”