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Sports minister Hugh Robertson pushes football clubs to ‘stamp out’ homophobia

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  1. Mumbo Jumbo 18 Mar 2013, 7:35pm

    It might be more useful if we could see which clubs have signed and which have not in order that we can congratulate, ask why not and therefore put on pressure as necessary.

    1. Premier League: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Liverpool, Manchester City, Norwich, Sunderland, West Ham, West Brom
      Championship: Birmingham, Blackburn, Crystal Palace, Huddersfield, Ipswich, Leicester, Millwall, Peterborough, Sheffield Wednesday
      League One: Carlisle, Crewe, Doncaster, Leyton Orient, MK Dons, Preston, Tranmere
      League Two: Bristol Rovers, Exeter, Gillingham, Dagenham & Redbridge, Northampton

      from bbc

  2. None of this stuff is working – even prosecuting people who shout homophobic abuse is not deterring it from happening again and again.

    The Government need to take drastic action if they want to see change. Rather than campaigns or individual criminal prosecutions, the FA should be given powers to and forced to deduct points from teams where there has been a serious case of homophobic or racist chanting.

    If fans are passionate about their team, they will not and will also encourage others not to make such chants if it risks their team being penalised.

  3. Instead of just telling fans ‘it’s naughty to be homophobic’, it should be conducting a campaign aimed at finding out WHY men are homophobic. Why does no-one ask these pathetic morons WHY they are so threatend by homosexuality? Is it because the thought of ‘gay sex’ triggers some inner-fears about their own same-sex attractions and they have to abuse others to deflect attention away from those feelings? “Dave can’t be gay. He’s VERY anti-gay”. If the authortities truely want to combat homophobia, they will do so by asking homophobics to examine their inner motives ….

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