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New police policy set out to tackle ‘frighteningly often’ occurrences of homophobia at football matches

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  1. Good luck!!! It’s great that FIFA and football in general is taking steps to addresss the problem recently, it’s much appreciated!

    I went on a date with a lovely chap yesterday who is a big football fan but the homophobia makes him feel quite intimidated at matches and in the pub.

    Homophobia has always been accepted in football and beyond, so these men will get quite a surprise when they’re finally called out on it!!

    You’d have to be very vigilant to make a difference but we might start to see some real change here, so thank you :)

  2. If more could be doen to expose the driving mechanism of homophobia – self-loathing and inner fears about ones own same-sex attraction, projected outwardly – perhaps people would be less inclined to BE homophobic? People who are comfortable with their sexuality are NEVER homophobic. “Me thinks the lady protesteth too loudy” ..? “Show me a homophobe – I’ll show you a closet case”? These people should be made to face-up to their vile prejudice and self-examine the TRUE reason for their homophobia.

  3. This is great news, however, I do need to ask about this article, why is their a soul focus on Brighton? Homophobia is widespread and happens all over the country. Still I think their should be a charter which all football clubs should sign up too. A top down approach from premier league to non league giving clubs more responsibility rather than just leaving it to the police. If we don’t get the clubs involved, they will simply just ignore the problem.

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