Homophobia in Football

Bayern Hit With Partial Stadium Closure Over Homophobic Arsenal Banner

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Sport

Bayern Munich have been sanctioned with a partial closure of their stadium for the Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United after fans...

Premier League Clubs Refuse To Wear Rainbow Laces

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK Sport

Several Premier League clubs will not wear rainbow laces in support of the charity Stonewall, amid concerns a betting firm is capitalising on the issu...

Barton Wears Rainbow Laces For Stonewall's Anti-Homophobia Campaign

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Sport

Joey Barton has called for professional footballers in England and Scotland to support a campaign addressing homophobia in the game by wearing rainbow...

Brighton Fans Demand Authorities Combat Homophobia In Football

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Sport

Brighton fans have implored the football authorities to combat the level of homophobia in football after such abuse has featured in 72% of the club's ...

A Game of Two Halves

A.J. Higginson | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Sport
A.J. Higginson

Tackling homophobia in sport is not just important for sport itself; it has much wider implications, from addressing LGBT issues, homophobic attitudes in society and homophobic bullying in schools.

Zenit Fans' Group Demands Club Not Buy Black Or Gay Players

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Sport

Zenit St Petersburg's largest supporters group has demanded the club not buy black or gay players. Russian Premier League champions Zenit have an i...

Samuel Luckhurst

Lindegaard Says Gay Footballers 'Need A Hero'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Sport

The Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard has said gay footballers are "in need of a hero" if the game is to successfully combat homophobia. ...

Cassano Makes Homophobic Comment

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Sport

Antonio Cassano, one of Italy's main strikers at Euro 2012, has been criticised after he made a homophobic remark during an interview on Tuesday. C...

The FA Must Work Much Harder to Tackle Homophobia in Football

Andy Wasley | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK
Andy Wasley

The FA must be louder when it condemns homophobia, and tougher when players and fans engage in anti-gay abuse. Match officials and stewards must show that homophobia is unacceptable by taking robust action when they see it, inside and outside the ground.