Watford FC fans made an enormous LGBT+ Pride flag in the stands during their club’s Premier League match against Manchester City on Tuesday night (December 4).
“Wow, just wow! Thank you to the whole #watfordfc family you have done us proud!”
The club’s LGBT+ fan group Proud Hornets posted about the human-Pride flag on Twitter, including a video of the moment at Watford FC’s Vicarage Road stadium.
Watford FC fans show support for LGBT+ community with giant Pride flag
“Wow, just wow! Thank you to the whole #watfordfc family you have done us proud!,” wrote Proud Hornets on Tuesday (December 4).
“We love you all so much and a huge thank you the @The1881_wfc for all of your help! #RainbowLaces #gobigorgohome #the1881movement.”
Watford FC lost 1-2 against Manchester City in the Premier League match.
Proud Hornets’ post has been liked by more than 1,500 people.
Wow, just wow! Thank you to the whole #watfordfc family you have done us proud! We love you all so much and a huge thank you the @The1881_wfc for all of your help! #RainbowLaces #gobigorgohome #the1881movement pic.twitter.com/11EDLeHFJg
— Proud Hornets 🏳️🌈 (@ProudHornets) December 4, 2018
Watford FC praised by football fans for LGBT+ Pride support
Football fans have praised Watford FC’s show of support for the LGBT+ community.
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“Might get some stick for this, but rivalries aside, that looks great,” wrote the football fan club for Football League One side Luton Town.
“Nice to think football’s trying to move out of the Middle Ages. Finally.”
“Might get some stick for this, but rivalries aside, that looks great.”
—Luton Town Fans
Another person wrote: “Congratulations @proudhornets, @The1881_wfc and all at the game. This is a brilliant effort and yet another step towards the future I want for our club #watfordfc.”
And one Twitter user wrote:”Fair play Watford, great to see. Time for football to move on from the negativity. An #AVFC fan.”
The majority of football clubs in the Premier League gave their social media profiles a Pride-inspired update to mark Stonewall’s LGBT+ laces campaign.
However, the teams—including Manchester City, Chelsea, and Arsenal—received homophobic abuse for their pro-LGBT+ support.
After Arsenal FC updated its profile picture to include a rainbow-striped logo, one homophobic user commented: “Say no to LGBT .”
The anti-gay messaged has been liked by more than 4,000 people.