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Albion to combat homophobia

11 February 2014

Burton Albion backs international campaign

During February, Burton Albion FC is putting its weight behind an international campaign to combat homophobia.


The campaign, entitled ‘Football v Homophobia’ aims to unite fans, players, communities, grassroots teams, professional clubs and the Football Authorities in opposing homophobia and prejudice against LGB&T (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans) people in football.


Football v Homophobia is endorsed and supported by The FA, Premier League, Football League, Professional Footballers Association, League Managers Association and Kick It Out.

 

Year round, Football v Homophobia enables people to take action against prejudice and discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity in football, and to celebrate and welcome diversity in the game. This culminates in an international show of support in February to raise awareness of the issue and to showcase new and existing work.


Burton Albion FC and Burton Albion Community Trust is proud to offer its support for this initiative in partnership with the County FA.


Jodie Allard, Football Development Officer (Inclusion) from Staffordshire FA commented: “Homophobia, prejudice and discrimination against LGB&T people in football are unacceptable. As the governing body for football in Staffordshire, it is our duty to create safe and inclusive environments and opportunities in football for everyone.”


“Together with Football v Homophobia we will work to improve football for LGB&T fans, players, members of staff and anyone involved with the game. We will work with, educate and lead our teams throughout the county on work around homophobia and LGB&T discrimination, and for the benefit of our communities, work towards a game in which everyone can be proud to participate.”


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