Homophobia in football

Mar 05, 2020, 06:00 PM

February is LGBT history month and the football v homophobia campaign's month of action. We explored the campaign's work fighting homophobia, and tried to tackle the question of whether stamping it out could be done through football, or if the problem lay at the feet of society.

February is LGBT history month and the football v homophobia campaign's month of action. 

Discrimination is however on the rise. A recent YouGov survey found that 20 per cent of football fans are 'comfortable' with homophobia in game, and Kick It Out found that last season, discrimination related to sexual orientation increased by 12 per cent.

We explored the campaign's work fighting homophobia, and tried to tackle  the question of whether stamping it out could be done through football, or if the problem lay at the feet of society.