Fans the USA's National Football League (NFL) will soon be for a surprise. the first time ever, an NFL team will have male cheerleaders its ranks. The Los Angeles Rams have recruited two men as part its official spirit squad (the term often given to the cheerleader team). Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies will be the first men NFL history to perform the same dance routines their female counterparts. Other NFL teams have men who perform stunts, but they do not dance. Quinton and Napoleon are both classically trained dancers years performing experience. They were selected after impressing judges a rigorous three-week-long process of auditions and interviews.
The current captain the LA Rams cheerleader squad, Emily Leibert, enthused about her new colleagues an interview on the TV show Good Morning America. She said: "They really just fit the bill to be a Los Angeles Rams cheerleader. They are intelligent; they are eloquent; they are more than qualified to be ambassadors in the community." Leibert added: "They bring so much energy and there's something so magnetic their performance that you really can't take your eyes them." Napoleon was equally enthusiastic about joining the Rams. He praised the team welcoming inclusivity and said he was "humbled" his new role. He said he wanted to prove that "boys can dance too".