Ex-Chelsea Elliott: Let's tackle Homophobia in Football

Retired leading professional footballer Paul Elliott has said homophobia is the next battle in football. In an interview with Metro, Elliott, who eschewed a possible coaching career to campaign for equal rights in sport, compares the situation for gay players with the situation for black players 25 years ago: “…we got abuse. It was hard to speak out; we were told to […]

FIFA: We Will Investigate Coach

Fifa is to open an inquiry into the issue of homophobia in women’s football and Nigeria head coach, Eucharia Uche could be in line for investigation. Three international bodies – AllOut, the Federation of Gay Games, and the International Gay and Lesbian Football Association – having secured 46,000 signatures for petition to condemn homophobia has […]

Bury and Nigeria defender Efe Sodje signs up to the Government ‘CHARTER’.

On the eve of the recent 21st birthday celebrations for Manchester Pride, the local LGBT sports teams and organizations gathered to kick off the weekends main events with the annual ‘It’s a Gay Knockout’ at Taurus Bar on Canal St. This year, ‘loud and proud’ best wishes and a signed football were sent to those […]

Gay soccer players should not come out – says German captain

Reuters – Gay professional soccer players should not come out because the repercussions could be too devastating, according to Germany captain Philipp Lahm. “I would not advise any gay professional footballer to come out,” Lahm wrote in his autobiography “The Subtle Difference”. “I would fear that he could end up like Justin Fashanu who after he […]

Women's World Cup Football Kicks off Today

The Women’s World Cup Tournament Kicked off in Germany today, with England set to play Mexico. Fans can watch it on Eurosport 1 at 9.15 this evening. For those who can’t access it on TV, Eurosport player is available online here. The tournament was tainted when the Nigerian team’s coach told the New York Times she had […]