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Labour backs Stonewall campaign to kick homophobia out of football

Brighton and Hove Labour have thrown their support behind Stonewall’s campaign to tackle homophobia in football and are urging Brighton and Hove Albion to take part this coming weekend.

Stonewall are calling for football players across both England and Scotland to wear rainbow laces on games played over the weekend of 21st September to make a clear and visible statement against homophobia in football, as part of the group’s ‘Right Behind Gay Footballers’ campaign.

Labour group leader and Albion season ticket holder Cllr Warren Morgan said:

"Brighton and Hove Albion have done a great deal to challenge homophobia in football. I hope Albion players can show their support for this Stonewall campaign and help to start changing attitudes towards gay players."

Stonewall Deputy Chief Executive Laura Doughty commented “It's time for football clubs and players to step up and make a visible stand against homophobia in our national game.

"By wearing rainbow laces, players will send a message of support to gay players and can begin to drag football into the 21st Century."

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