24th March 2012
American footballer apologises for gay slur 14
8:43 PM — Colin Clark, the midfielder for Houston Dynamo, has apologised for using a homophobic slur against a ball boy, who refused to throw the ball back to him during Friday’s game with the Seattle Sounders.
19th March 2012
Groups’ caution over John Fashanu claims brother ‘was not gay but wanted attention’ 81
10:04 AM — Groups have warned that the late footballer should not be "put back in" the closet and ensure that support is on hand for anyone in a similar situation.
6th March 2012
Competition asks football fans to think up anti-homophobia effort 9
5:22 PM — After the end of its week-long Football v Homophobia 2012 initiative, the Justin Campaign is giving away a pair of tickets to an Arsenal match next week for the most innovative idea for involvement by football clubs in 2013.
FA fines Federico Macheda £15,000 for anti-gay tweet 15
10:39 AM — Footballer Federico Macheda has been fined £15,000 by the FA for an anti-gay tweet.
2nd March 2012
Newcastle United player fined £6,000 for anti-gay tweet 48
10:04 AM — Nile Ranger and Manny Smith have been fined for making anti-gay comments on Twitter.
1st March 2012
Video: Footballer’s Spanish ad ‘showed black men as animalistic homosexuals’ 38
9:50 AM — A Spanish insurance company has pulled an advert after accusations it was racist in its depiction of black people as 'stupid, backward, animalistic homosexuals'.
28th February 2012
FA charges three on alleged anti-gay Twitter comments
9:36 AM — Three footballers have been charged by the FA over homophobic comments allegedly posted on Twitter.
23rd February 2012
Downing Street hosts summit on homophobia and racism in football 14
11:44 AM — The Prime Minister hosted a summit yesterday aimed at tackling homophobia in football in a week which has seen the FA fine Ravel Morrison £7,000 for a homophobic tweet and the former Chelsea coach José Mourinho severely criticised for using a gay slur.
Video: Ex-Chelsea coach Mourinho under fire for gay slur 21
11:02 AM — Football coach José Mourinho has prompted outrage after being filmed using a Spanish gay slur ahead of a game at a Russian stadium.
FA fines Ravel Morrison £7,000 for gay slur tweet 38
10:17 AM — New West Ham player Ravel Morrison has been fined £7,000 by the FA after he sent a tweet earlier this month which included a gay slur.
22nd February 2012
Comment: It’s time to put vulnerable people ahead of religious interests, Mr Gove 30
10:32 AM — For at least five years, no decision-maker in education could fail to be aware of the epidemic proportions of homophobic bullying in UK schools, Adrian Tippetts writes, and now it is time for serious action.
21st February 2012
FA launches new anti-homophobia initiative 6
2:51 PM — The Football Association launched a new initiative yesterday to promote inclusiveness for gay, bi and trans people in football. Opening Doors and Joining In includes a six-point action plan on education, visibility, partnership, recognition, reporting and monitoring. Opening Doors and Joining In includes a six-point action plan on education, visibility, partnership, recognition, reporting and monitoring.
16th February 2012
Lee Steele fined £200 for Gareth Thomas tweet 15
3:44 PM — Footballer Lee Steele has been fined £200 for the comment he posted on Twitter about Gareth Thomas which led to him being sacked.
15th February 2012
Australian rules footballer: ‘Sick fascination’ with gay players 12
9:54 AM — An Australian rules football player has said society is developing a "sick fascination" with players' sexuality and the culture of the game has changed to one of "great acceptance".
8th February 2012
New West Ham midfielder’s gay slur tweet deleted 51
11:09 AM — Footballer Ravel Morrison has been criticised after a violently-worded message appeared on his Twitter page with a gay slur this week.
7th February 2012
Roland Martin’s Beckham crack ‘about soccer, not gays’ 28
10:41 AM — A US political commentator has apologised for causing any offence after sending a tweet during Sunday's Super-Bowl which suggested "smacking the ish" out of a man who enjoyed David Beckham's H&M advert.
3rd February 2012
Comment: Football needs a culture change, not a gay role model 42
11:35 AM — While football may be dragging itself into the 21st century, Amal Fashanu only scratched the surface. The FA has to show leadership and actions, not empty platitudes, Adrian Tippetts argues.
2nd February 2012
Premier League clubs sign anti-homophobia charter 7
4:43 PM — The twenty football clubs which make up the Premier League have signed the Sports Charter aiming to tackle homophobia and transphobia in sport.
24th January 2012
Michael Ball fined £6,000 for anti-gay Antony Cotton tweet 34
9:56 AM — Leicester City player Michael Ball has been fined £6,000 by the FA for anti-gay comments he made on Twitter. Ball admitted the charge of bringing the game into disrepute with his expletive-peppered tweet.
20th January 2012
Joey Barton: Gay footballers would face discrimination 22
2:07 PM — Central midfielder and Queens Park Rangers captain Joey Barton attributed gay professional footballers' fear of coming out to managers' discrimination.