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  1. Brett Gibson 3 Apr 2013, 1:42am

    What do you expect? Most football fans are lower class, uneducated and male – three of the demographics most likely to be homophobic. Oh and racist, sexist….etc.

    1. As if the “upper” class, “educated” (male and female) were somehow different in this respect …

    2. Brett,

      What a stupid thing to say and where’s your evidence for saying it?

      Contrary to your rant, football has lots of middle class supporters, in fact, many season ticket holders for the Premier league clubs identify themselves as being professionals, engineers, doctors and so on.

      Think Delia Smith, Gordon Ramsey, Lord Alan Sugar, Fat BoySlim to name but a few,

      Then you have the Barclay Brothers of Barclays banks – who sponsor the Barclays Football league.

      The fact is football is supported by a wide and varied cross section of society, deeming it as being ‘lower class’ is nothing more than you demonstrating your own petty and inaccurate prejudices.

      1. You were going well until you confused the Barclay brothers with the bank of the same name. I think the comment made is reasonable on a qualitative level. The worst areas in the town where I live (where the EDL is strongest, higher unemployment, working class etc.) are the no-go areas for gay people too. Many people with left-leaning views only ever like to pillory ‘toffs’, tories etc. when it comes to homophobia. Arguably, the upper classes were always more tollerant of homosexuality whereas the lower classes were not. Again, a qualitative point of view and no statistical assertions are being made

    3. That There Other David 3 Apr 2013, 1:41pm

      Football fans are not a generic bunch living as part of a hive mind. The fans I attend games with know my sexual orientation. They don’t care either way.

      Not that all football fans would be so accepting, but that sort of backs up my point above. We’re as diverse in our attitudes as any other part of society that shares a particular interest.

  2. GingerlyColors 3 Apr 2013, 6:58am

    We need the football fans themselves to help root racism and homophobia out of the game. I hope that Brighton & Hove Albion don’t end up having to play Sunderland while that Fascist is in charge – if they did then there should be a boycott.

  3. Wasting your time reporting the FA don’t give a stuff what have they actually done in the past year -nothing lot of talk but no action.

  4. And the FA are going to do absolutely nothing, as usual.

    Am glad that these organisations have made a complaint though, it is about time!

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