'Sorry' Jordan Henderson 'hurt' by people saying he turned his back on LGBTQ+ fans
Jordan Henderson has told LGBTQ+ fans he's "sorry they feel that way" and is "hurt" by suggestions he turned his back on them.
The former Liverpool captain, 33, received heavy backlash for his decision to move to Saudi Pro League side Al-Ettifaq this summer given his previous support of the gay rights movement and the fact homosexuality is illegal in the Middle Eastern nation.
He's now responded to the criticism having returned to England to link up with Gareth Southgate's Three Lions squad at St George's Park, discussing the situation in length with The Athletic.
Explaining his reunion with Ettifaq manager Steven Gerrard, Henderson said: "I think there was always going to be criticism regardless of what I did, whether I stayed, whether I went. So basically I had to make the decision on what was best for me and my family."
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