Male Cheerleaders Are Officially Joining the NFL
Feeling down about the fact that planet Earth may soon become a “hothouse” thanks to global warming? Well, here’s some good news: the NFL is taking a step toward gender equality!
Soon, women won’t be the only ones parading down football field sidelines in teeny-tiny crop tops and glittery pom-poms. According to CNN, male cheerleaders are officially joining the NFL. Yes, other teams reportedly have stuntmen in their squads, however, the Los Angeles Rams and the New Orleans Saints will allow guys to practice the same exact choreography as women next season.
Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies, two dancers who made the Rams cheerleading squad in March (and from the photos below put the Q in W-E-R-Q), have been proudly sharing updates from their life on the team across Twitter and Instagram. And as CNN points out, they inspired another man, Jesse Hernandez, to audition for the Saints Saintsations team.
If you’re wondering, here’s what the future could look like:
Given that the NFL has been a hotbed for controversy over the past few years — between continuous arguments over whether or not NFL athletes should or should not be allowed to protest the national anthem, as well as the revelations that cheerleaders are often underpaid and exploited — the news of male cheerleaders is an uplifting distraction from the noise. Maybe President Donald Trump will have something positive to say? Probably not, though.