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Royals v Homophobia

7 February 2014

Reading FC back campaign

This Saturday will see the Royals officially lend their backing to ‘Football v Homophobia’.

Prior to our game with Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday afternoon, club captain Jobi McAnuff will sign a pledge to support the campaign on behalf of all players and staff at Reading Football Club.

The cause aims to unite fans, players, communities, grassroots teams, professional clubs and the Football Authorities in opposing homophobia and prejudice against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB&T) people in football. 

The FA, The Premier League and The Football League back the initiative, which fits perfectly with the Royals’ ‘Community Cohesion’ projects – find out more here.

Jobi McAnuff said: “There’s no room for any kind of abuse or discrimination in football. I’ve been at this club for many years now, we’re all about inclusion and families – so everyone should feel welcome. Your race, religion, gender, sexuality…whatever it is, it should have any bearing on your enjoyment of the game. This is a great campaign to support.”

Supporters can find out more about the Football v Homophobia campaign by visiting the website: www.footballvhomophobia.com and can keep up to date with all the news by following the campaign on Twitter: @FvHTweets or liking the Facebook page: www.bit.ly/fvhpage.


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