NFL Makes History & Welcomes First Male Cheerleaders
The NFL is making history and it has nothing to do with the standing or kneeling for the National Anthem. According to CNN, The Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints will become the first teams to have male cheerleaders on the sidelines in 2018.
While other teams like the Indianappolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens have male stuntmen, this will be totally different. NFL male cheerleaders will do actual performances, dances, cheers, etc on the sideline alongside their female teammates this football season.
According to CNN, dancers have been preparing for the NFL season since they made the Rams cheerleading squad in March.
Napoleon Jinnies expressed his gratitude and excitement in a tweet. See tweet below.
Peron and Jinnies' success making the Ram's cheer squad inspired 25-year-old Jesse Hernandez to try out for the New Orleans Saints' Saintsations cheerleading team. He told a CNN affiliate the following:
"The process has been great, everyone has been really nice to me and I can't wait to see where this goes."
On a personal note, I think it's great that they are able to display their gifts on such a large platform as the NFL. I actually had a guy cheerleader on my highschool cheer squad. Contrary to popular believe, he was not gay. He wasn't even feminie, but gay or not... he was a dang good cheerleader & who are we to judge. I look forward to seeing the fellas do their thang!