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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Double standards from QPR? -they warn fans not to sing homophobic songs only hours after singing a player who encouraged fans to be homophobic!

Fans of QPR have been warned of their conduct ahead of this weekends FA Cup clash with Chelsea.Yet this has happened only hours after the news broke that the club has signed former Marseille Nigerian player Taye Taiwo.
Why the big fuss you may ask?
Well Taiwo, AC Milan's 26 year-old left-back has joined the premiership side on loan till the end of the season, and he is the player who was found guilty of being homophobic in April last year (2011) and fined £17,000 by the French football chiefs and given a one game ban.
His crime?
The player celebrated his winning goal against French side Montpellier's at the final whistle by grabbing a microphone and led the signing with the clubs hardcore supporters of an expletive-ridden homophobic song about their bitter rivals Paris St. Germain.
This action by the club doesn't set much of an example for its fans to follow, on one hand they want the fans to behave themselves and be accepting of diversity, but then turn a blind eye to the actions of a player who so publicly disgraced himself as a role model to many fans of the game, and showed his ignorance and lack of respect to an LGBT community.