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Colts Owner Jim Irsay Has Message For Carl Nassib

A view of the Indianapolis Colts stadium from the end zone.

INDIANAOPLIS, IN - DECEMBER 30: A general view from the end zone as the Indianapolis Colts take on the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 30, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts defeated the Texans 28-16. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib made history this week as the first active NFL player to announce that he is gay.

“What’s up people,” Nassib said in a video on Instagram. “I’m at my house in West Chester, Pennsylvania. I just wanted to take a quick moment to say that I’m gay. I’ve been meaning to do this for a while now but finally feel comfortable getting it off my chest. I really have the best life, the best family, friends and job a guy can ask for."

Ever since Nassib made that announcement he's received a ton of support from countless coaches and players. He also received a message from Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay.

On Wednesday afternoon, Irsay applauded Nassib for having the courage to share his true self with the world.

"I commend Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib for his courage and world leadership," Irsay wrote. "Love, tolerance and open mindedness must lead the way in the 21st Century!" 

In addition to making this historic announcement on Monday, Nassib revealed that he will donate $100,000 to the Trevor Project, an organization dedicated to suicide prevention among LGBTQ+ youth.

Nassib's bravery has not gone unnoticed, as he has the highest-selling jersey across the Fanatics network this week.