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UK: Reports of homophobia, racism in football soar

UK: Reports of homophobia, racism in football soar

Reports of racist and homophobic abuse at football matches in Britain soared to a record high in the last year, despite the disruption to the season from the coronavirus pandemic. Recorded discrimination in the 2019/20 season at professional games rose 42% to 446, with homophobic abuse almost doubling, and reports of racism increasing by 53%, […]

UK: English football fans tackle homophobic chants

UK: English football fans tackle homophobic chants

LGBT+ supporters say recent homophobic incidents show not rising abuse but fans more willing to confront it The bitter rivalry between the two clubs was often blighted by homophobic gibes. Chanting “does your boyfriend know you’re here?” and “we can see you holding hands,” some fans of London football club, Crystal Palace, would goad their […]