- Former Liverpool captain criticised for joining Al-Ettifaq
- ‘I did believe that his support would be genuine. Silly me’
The former Germany footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger has criticised Jordan Henderson for joining the Saudi Arabian club Al-Ettifaq and said the England international’s “brand” as an ally of the LGBTQ+ community is dead.
Henderson, a vocal supporter of the Premier League’s Rainbow Laces campaign and inclusion within the game, left Liverpool after 12 years on Thursday for the Saudi Pro League club. The 33-year-old signed a three-year contract worth £700,000 a week to join a team managed by another former Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard.
Written by Andy Hunter
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/jul/27/jordan-henderson-liverpool-lgbtq-saudi-arabia-thomas-hitzlsperger under the title “Jordan Henderson no longer an LGBTQ+ ally after Saudi move, says Hitzlsperger”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.