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'F*ggot, Fairy, Gay Tw*t' - The Shocking Homophobia Faced By Grassroots Footballers

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

LGBTQ footballers are being subjected to sickening homophobic abuse from rival fans and players - and say the FA isn't doing enough to hold people accountable. Players facing offensive language and even violence on the pitch say the national governing body is not “fit for purpose” and is letting bigots get away with behaviour that wouldn't be tolerated anywhere else. The disgusting words thrown at footballers include “f*ggot”, “fairy”, “gay tw*t” and “nonce”. What's more, those on the ground say the problem is getting worse despite the FA's lip service to tackling homophobia in recent...
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Homophobic Abuse Aimed At Local Football Team Caught On Tape

Homophobic Abuse Aimed At Local Football Team Caught On Tape

1 month ago   |   By Huffington Post

LGBT+ footballers are being subjected to sickening homophobic abuse from rival fans and players - and say the FA isn't doing enough to hold people accountable. Players from Village Manchester Football Club told HuffPost UK they have already made three serious complaints to the sport's governing body about the issue in the first half of this season. That doesn't take into account incidents where victims have chosen not to make a formal complaint. The disgusting words thrown at footballers include “f*ggot”, “fairy”, “gay tw*t” and “nonce”. VMFC describes itself as “gay and inclusive”.
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