Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish Speak Out Against Homophobia in Sports

Tennis pros Andy Roddick and Mardy Fish have signed on with Athlete Ally to fight homophobia in sports.

2_roddickRoddick released a statement signing on his support to the organization:

"Yesterday was an incredible day for athletes everywhere. Jason Collins' courage and leadership in coming out reminds me of how important it is for an athlete to be able to be true to him or herself.  As an Athlete Ally, I want to support every athlete to feel comfortable and confident being themselves and to make sure that all people – players and fans alike – are  welcome and included in tennis."

Fish released a statement as well:

"Everybody deserves a shot at playing sports. It shouldn't matter in the least if that person is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Building community through healthy and inclusive activities should be one of the main focuses behind athletics, and that isn't possible if you exclude LGBT individuals, especially our youth."

Comments

  1. says

    This makes me happy. Mardy Fish 2.0 is one of my favorite players to watch and I always liked Andy Roddick as a sports personality (wasn’t too big of a fan of the one dimensional game). And, congrats to Taylor Hudson, who’s been really nabbed some high profile supporters of late.

  2. says

    I’ve been a fan of Andy for practically his whole career and beyond. He’s one of the most genuine and passionate of all the “celebrity” types who lend their names to good causes. As icing on the cake, he’s adorable too.

  3. Bobby says

    I have loved Andy Roddick for years (and the fact he lives here in Austin has not lessened that admiration!) and I have supported his Foundation. This just confirms everything I have always suspected of him being a truly genuine and good person.

  4. EJC says

    When you’re a gentleman and a great athlete and you support important issues, your true colors come through. We should all be thank Andy for showing his true colors. One real guy!

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