Anyone watching Major League Soccer this season has seen the 2015 "Don't Cross the Line" video that urges fans to be tolerant. Among those in the video is Robbie Rogers, the league's only openly gay player.
Major League Soccer is committed to supporting the communities where we live and play our games, and to providing an environment in which our staff, clubs, players, partners and supporters are treated with dignity and respect. We will not tolerate discrimination, bias, prejudice or harassment of any kind.
Don't Cross the Line promotes unity, respect, fair play, equality and acceptance throughout the soccer community.
It's been wonderful how accepted Rogers has been since coming out as gay and signing with the Galaxy. Last month, he scored his first goal as a member of the Galaxy as the team celebrated Pride Night. He reflected on the specialness of the moment: "[It was] obviously Pride Night, so it's special, and I think that's why I was more emotional. Because I knew there were a lot of people who haven't been to this stadium before, my family, my boyfriend, his friends, and my other friends, and a lot of people from [the huge LGBT community in] West Hollywood. It was special."
Here is the MLS Don't Cross the Line PSA: