Football v Homophobia exists to challenge discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression at all levels in football.

Farnborough First Team Kitman¬†Mike Long explained why supporting this campaign: “A year later and my words are very similar. Being LGBTQ+ within football is still a taboo topic. As a sport we need to do better.

“In a world where being LGBTQ+ is still punishable by the death penalty in over 10 countries, it is important to speak out where we can.

“Since joining Farnborough, I have received nothing but support from the players, management, volunteers and fans of the club. I had an incident last season where a player from an opposing team used homophobic language towards me, which we reported and was investigated by The FA. Attitudes still need to be challenged.

“February is LGBTQ+ history month, and this is our third annual Football v Homophobia game to support LGBTQ+ in football.”

Football v Homophobia exists to challenge discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression at all levels in football. If I can ask you to do anything going forward:

  • Think about the language you use at games
  • Challenge homophobic and transphobic behaviour in others
  • Report it where needed.

By working together across football, we can make a difference: www.footballvhomophobia.com