Matt Jarvis Covers ‘Attitude’ Magazine, Tackles Homophobia
English footballer, Matt Jarvis, is featured on the cover of the latest issue of UK’s bestselling gay magazine, ‘Attitude.’
The ‘West Ham’ winger, who is married, has insisted it is time a gay footballer felt comfortable enough to come out and believes that doing so could aid an individual’s on-pitch performances.
“I’m sure there are many footballers who are gay, but when they decide to actually come out and say it, it is a different story. It’s one that I’m sure they’ve thought about many times,” Jarvis tells ‘Attitude.’ “But it’s a hard thing for them to do.”
When asked if being out could improve a player’s performance, Jarvis responded: “I’d agree with that. Because you’ve always got something you’re worried about at the back of your mind.
“If you can let that go and then just concentrate on your one goal, which is whichever sport you’re doing to the best of your ability, I think that would help. Definitely.”