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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

football v homophobia statement of support from UEFA

A LINK FOR THOSE INTERESTED.


http://www.footballvhomophobia.com/uefa-issue-a-statement-of-support-for-football-v-homophobia/

THE STATEMENT ITSELF.

UEFA ISSUE A STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR FOOTBALL V HOMOPHOBIA

With Football v Homophobia day rapidly approaching (Saturday 19th Feb), we are delighted to announce the release of an official statement from William Gaillard, UEFA Senior Advisor to the President, Michel Platini.
“UEFA is pleased to offer our support to the 2011 Football v Homophobia Day this weekend.
We believe that the principles of equality should run throughout football, there is no room for discrimination of any kind within our sport.
Through our partnership with the FARE Network and contacts with the European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation we are actively contributing to the struggle against discriminatory attitudes and will continue to ensure that we do everything possible to support initiatives that challenge and educate.
My personal congratulations to the Justin Campaign for a creative and inspiring idea to remember a genuine pioneer of football.”
This wonderful public support of FVH comes after The FA gave their backing to the initiative a number of weeks ago.
We at The Justin Campaign are delighted by this statement from William Gaillard, which is yet another step on the road to a time when football can be enjoyed, without fear or persecution, by everyone.