Crewe Alexandra is putting its weight behind an international campaign to combat homophobia.
The campaign, entitled ‘Football v Homophobia’ (FvH) aims to unite fans, players, communities, grassroots teams, professional clubs and the Football Authorities in opposing homophobia and prejudice against LGB&T (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans) people in football.
FvH is endorsed and supported by The FA, PL, FL, PFA, LMA, and Kick It Out. FvH enables people to take action against prejudice and discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity in football, and to celebrate and welcome diversity in the game. This culminates in an international show of support in February to raise awareness of the issue and to showcase new and existing work.
Crewe Alexandra is proud to offer its support for this initiative. Homophobia, traansphobia and discrimination against LGB&T people in football is unacceptable and everyone at the Alex is committed to creating safe and inclusive football environments for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Together with FvH we will work to improve football for our LGB&T supporters, players and fans and to protect the right of everyone to participate.
David Artell, the Crewe Alexandra manager said: “Anything that prevents anyone participating in or watching football has to be tackled and everyone at Crewe Alexandra would only encourage our fans to help create a game that everyone can be a part of and proud of.
“We are all for positive change and the slogan ‘Football is for everyone’ should apply. The game we all love and support should be for everyone. There should be no exceptions and that includes Lesbians, Bisexual, Gay and Trans people.
“Any form of racism or discrimination is wrong and illegal and that is why we are putting our full support on this issue.”
To find out more about the Football v Homophobia campaign, please visitwww.footballvhomophobia.com