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Robbie Rogers: A Player Called Me 'Queer' During a Match

Danielle Levitt

The openly gay soccer player was verbally harassed on the pitch of his first game back from a two-month-long injury. 

Los Angeles Galaxy soccer player Robbie Rogers was excited to get back to the game he loved Sunday night. An Achilles heel injury had benched the 29-year-old openly gay player for two months.

That excitement soured, though, after a rival player called Rogers a "queer" repeatedly during the match, Rogers said in a Facebook post.

"I went to bed upset last night," he wrote. "Angry at this player and his ignorance. Angry at myself for not doing more in the moment."

The Galaxy played the Orange County Blues this weekend. The United Soccer League plans to investigate.

In his post, Rogers detailed how supportive his team and the league have been since he publicly came out in 2013. Despite the slurs, he still encouraged LGBT athletes to come out, focusing on the acceptance he's found in his sport.

Read the full post below.

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