Premier League Clubs united to battle homophobia

Twenty fooball clubs of the Premier League have signed up to a homophobia charter.

 

The sports charter, launched in June 2011, also aims to tackle transphobia in sport too. The campaign began at Downing Street and now has spread across the UK with all Premier League clubs now signed up to the cause.

“The Premier League and our member clubs believe that everyone should be able to participate in, watch and enjoy sport – whoever they are and whatever their background.” Said Richard Scudamore, Chief Executive of the Premier League, adding, “We are pleased to reaffirm our commitment with each of our clubs signing the charter.”

The government hope that the charter will help promote respect and acceptance in sport to all sexualities and personal choices.

“Nearly 3000 individuals and clubs have already signed up” said Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone, adding, “I’m delighted that Premier League clubs have taken a stand by signing the charter too.”

The charter covers issues such as fairness and equality and bringing people together through a common interest.

The issues surrounding homosexuality and the issues within football surrounding it was recently covered in a BBC Three documentary.