Tag Archive | football

France: Criticism For FFF President Le Graet’s Homophobia Comment

France: Criticism For FFF President Le Graet’s Homophobia Comment

(Reuters) – French Football Federation President Noel Le Graet told a radio station that he supported referees stopping matches in the event of racist chants – but not homophobic ones, in comments that drew criticism on Tuesday. The FFF introduced new rules this season enabling referees to interrupt play in the event of any such […]

South Africa: Semenya eyes ‘new journey’ after signing for club JVW

South Africa: Semenya eyes ‘new journey’ after signing for club JVW

(Reuters) – Double Olympic champion, Caster Semenya, could trade her running shoes for soccer boots as early as next year, after the 28-year-old signed for South African women’s club, JVW FC. The South African athlete will not be able to defend her 800 meters title at the world championships later this month, after the Swiss […]

Director Asif Kapadia to attend special IFI preview of his film DIEGO MARADONA

Director Asif Kapadia to attend special IFI preview of his film DIEGO MARADONA

The Academy Award and four-time BAFTA Award winning director/writer/producer Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna) will be travelling to Dublin next Tuesday, 11th June, to attend a special preview of his latest documentary, DIEGO MARADONA, ahead of the film’s Irish cinema release on Friday 14th June.  The special screening, which will be hosted by the Irish Film […]

Brazil: Legislation To Tackle Homophobic And Racist Slurs In São Paulo Football Stadiums

Brazil: Legislation To Tackle Homophobic And Racist Slurs In São Paulo Football Stadiums

Sao Paulo to bring in sanctions for anti-gay and racist slurs in football A bill brought in in Sao Paulo, Brazil, will see changes to allowed behaviour in soccer stadiums, where clubs and their supporters may now be fined if they engage in homophobic or racist slurs at matches. They could be fined from R$2,500 […]

Fare and Football v Homophobia small grants available until Dec 2017

Fare and Football v Homophobia small grants available until Dec 2017

Fare and Football v Homophobia (FvH) will support organisations across Europe, until December 22nd, with small grants to challenge prejudice and exclusion against the LGBT community, during the FvH month of action in February. Grants of up to €500 are available, to support activities to make football, and its structures, inclusive to all, and to […]

Openly Gay Footballer Robbie Rogers Retires Encouraging Others To Come Out

Openly Gay Footballer Robbie Rogers Retires Encouraging Others To Come Out

The following is a social media post put out on 7th November, by professional footballer, Robbie Rogers, aged 30, as he retires from professional football. Rogers had retired once before, on February 15 2013, aged 25, and then came out as gay when he left Leeds United. In May 2013, Rogers signed with the Los […]

Could Michael Sam Soon Join The Dallas Cowboys?

Could Michael Sam Soon Join The Dallas Cowboys?

It appears that Michael Sam’s professional sporting career may be on the rise after all. According to numerous news reports, the Dallas Cowboys are considering taking on the defensive end, who was let go from the St. Louis Rams recently. According to NFL Media, The Texas-based team plan to bring Sam in for a physical today. If […]