US: Portland football fans choreograph giant anti-homophobia rainbow flag
Fans of Major League Soccer team the Portland Timbers staged an anti-homophobia demonstration at a match by holding up coloured fabric squares to form a rainbow pride flag.
USA Today reports that the Timbers fans staged a tifo, or choreographed mosaic, at a match against California’s Chivas USA on Sunday. The spectators held up fabric squares in rainbow colours to form a Pride flag across several sections of the stadium.
Fans also held large banners reading “Pride not Prejudice” and “Football fans against homophobia”.
He later said: “I’m going to use this for the good, that’s what I’ve decided to do. People that know me, know what type of person I am. I will choose to use this in the best way I can… I will do several things to let people know that it was a mistake.”
The Timbers went on to win the match 3-0.