On February 19th 2010, The Justin Campaign launched “Football v Homophobia” – An international day opposing homophobia in football. The intention of this initiative is to provide an opportunity for individuals, communities and teams the world over to communicate their disapproval of homophobia in the game and celebrate its diverse following under the banner of Football v Homophobia. Last year, supporters of the initiative in the UK united with fans in North America, Canada, Spain and other countries for the first event.
The initiative is now in its second year and has been endorsed by the Football Association, UEFA and the Kick It Out campaign. Its growth and success is testament to all those who have supported and contributed to its development. Express your support for the day this year to ensure that Football v Homophobia significantly impacts upon how gay people are perceived and treated in football. Remember you don’t have to be a football fan or a sports group, or gay, to back the campaign! Impacting on homophobia in football will communicate a zero tolerance attitude to homophobia, in any shape or form, across the world.
For ideas about how to get involved, information about events and resources, follow the link below to the Football v Homophobia website.