Jordan Henderson apologises to LGBTQ+ community after Saudi move
Jordan Henderson has apologised to the LGBTQ+ community after the former Liverpool captains move to Saudi Arabia.
The England international, who joined Steve Gerrards Al-Ettifaq this summer in a 12m move, has been a vocal supporter of the community and campaigns to support its inclusion in the sport.
Henderson, who has been a leading voice in the Rainbow Laces campaign and has worn a rainbow armband when captaining Liverpool, caused controversy this summer with his move to Saudi Arabia, where homosexuality is illegal.
I can understand the frustration [from the LGBTQ+ community], Henderson told The Athletic. I can understand the anger. I get it. All I can say around that is that Im sorry that they feel like that. My intention was never, ever to hurt anyone. My intention has always been to help causes and communities where I felt like they have asked for my help .