Tag Archive | homophobic slurs

US Scrabble leader ban slurs, overrules panel

US Scrabble leader ban slurs, overrules panel

North American Scrabble competitors will no longer be able to play racist and homophobic slurs […], the head of the players’ association has said, in an 11th-hour ruling that went against his own advisory board. John Chew, chief executive of the North American Scrabble Players Association (NASPA), said he was overturning a vote by the […]

Ex-rugby captain backs ban on anti-gay chants at British matches

Ex-rugby captain backs ban on anti-gay chants at British matches

Former Wales rugby captain, Gareth Thomas, launched a new battle on the sports field on Monday when he backed a move to outlaw homophobic chanting at football matches, saying it should be considered as serious as racist abuse. Thomas, who came out as gay in 2009, gave his support to a bill that would amend […]