Wolves captain Conor Coady revealed that any footballer that is LGBT+ and needs help can always call upon him. Coady was present at the British LGBT awards where he received the Football Ally award. The award was a one-off to highlight the representation of male footballers who are gay. The England international has been an avid supporter of the Rainbow Laces Project in the Premier League.
“I’m very honoured to accept the Football Ally award and very flattered to have been selected amongst such a high profile and exceptional list of nominees.” Wolves captain Conor Coady said. “Despite being humbled to receive this award, I have to say that the support I have given to the LGBT+ community is not anything over and above what any ally should give, and is only what I think anyone in my position should be able to offer.”
“As I’ve said before, and I will say again, I am always there for any footballer who wants the support of a senior professional, and an ally, if they want to take the next step on their personal journey to come out as LGBT+,” he added. “I want to reiterate that every single person, no matter their gender or sexuality, deserves to be themselves no matter what path in life they choose to take. I hope we can soon get to a day when a football player feels supported enough to be their true selves on the football field, but until that day, we all have some work to do.”