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Arsenal great Henry, ex-Everton star Cahill cannot believe Rogers' sexual orientation an issue

New York Red Bull pair Thierry Henry and Tim Cahill say they do not believe that people are at all bothered by Robbie Rogers' sexual orientation.

The former USA and Columbus Crew winger came out to the public in February regarding his sexual preference, which has been the subject of a lot of media coverage in recent times, but both Henry and Cahill don't see why it is an issue.

"I don't even know why the problem in the society that we are we are talking about that. I don't even know why we're talking about that," said Arsenal legend Henry. "Like I said so many times, he's a human being first of all. That's good enough, everybody do whatever they want to do. My point when I said everybody is talking about it is it shouldn't be a problem. That's what I meant.

"I see him as a human being: Full stop. I'm not even just saying that in front of you right now. Even when my friend was calling me and telling me did you see. I said well we shouldn't have that reaction in the first place. He's a human being. He does whatever he wants. I'm not one to comment on what the guy does, that's his life and I respect that."

Everton great Cahill added: "I don't see the point in saying that they have a gay player. Robbie Rogers is a human being and a good footballer and a great guy for me in world sport regardless of whether its accepted to be or do whatever you want to do in that respect.

"I never put emphasis on that. I'm just glad Robbie is going to put himself back in football because this is life, it happens and you basically just play football.

"All I can say is good on him, get back to football. We all support him and enjoy your life that's what this is all about. Robbie, he's a man. He's come out and said his piece: Let's move on. Now let him live his life. Everyone understands what happens in life. It's not a big problem to me. It's not a big deal. I accept it and that's life."

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Andrew Slevison
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