Some friends of mine, that studied English and Drama, said that they'd never let their children become professional football players. I consoled them that the chances of their children ever becoming professional level athletes without major parental participation was very unlikely. Maybe they'd be offended if their children were not allowed to be on the football team at school.
I understand about feeling excluded for something beyond your control. I can't make anyone sign for G. Despite knowing that a lot of people love him.