NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell introduced members of the National Gay Flag Football League during Friday’s third round draft at Caesars Forum.
Last season, Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib became the first openly gay player to compete in the NFL. The organization includes 22 leagues in the United States and Canada.
As for Goodell’s introduction, it got a lot of reactions on Twitter. Some of the most dedicated football fans were shocked to learn that this was the first time they had heard of such a league.
— DK Metcalf Biceps (@DkBiceps) April 30, 2022
— Cyd Zeigler (@CydZeigler) April 30, 2022
The one thing I take away from the NFL Draft is that there is a National Gay Flag Football League. I don’t care about anything else in this draft. I need to know more about gay football!!!
— Amanda (@daisykid3) April 30, 2022
Wait, did he say the national gay soccer league? Since when did this happen? Is it like afl or xfl? I have so many questions #NFLDraft
– Infamous. (@MarcelDM_) April 30, 2022
I think gay flag football league aired on ESPN 8: The Ocho
— Adso of Belk (@AdsoOfBelk) April 30, 2022
It’s incredible! There was a “former long snapper/magician” and people are complaining? There is a Gay Flag Football League! Wayne Newton just crushed half a nitrogen tank backstage and thought Memphis was Mississippi!
— Travis Mulhauser (@portislives) April 30, 2022